Google Play Gives Email Addresses To Developers, Raises Privacy Issues

Marketing Land, Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:21 PM
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Google Play, the search company's app and content store, shares the name, email address and city location of people purchasing apps with the developers who created them, a practice not made clear in Google's privacy policy. Google claims this is not a new practice, nor is it a bug within Google apps. The issue was brought to light by a developer himself, who pointed out that he could use the contact information to "track down and harass users who left negative reviews or refunded the app purchase."

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