Developers have until March 15th to make any necessary changes. After that, Google will begin removing apps from the Play Store, and it's notorious for taking swift (and irreversible) action against any developers it thinks are bending the rules.
What should you do?
A note: The best option is still always to work with a lawyer for your particular needs. No one can guarantee that what worked for one developer will work for another. We know that plenty of developers often can't afford legal resources on top of all their other expenses, so we hope these resources serve as a useful starting point.
Permissions used by the Appodeal SDK
Appodeal requests certain permissions in order to serve ads:
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE to check whether the user is connected to internet.
INTERNET to load and serve ads.
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION (optional) to get the location of the user. Location is shared with our advertising partners to increase the relevance of ads.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (optional) to cache video ads in the device memory.
We want to continue seeing your app on the Google Play Store - good luck!
Have you received a warning from Google for this or any other issue related to the User Data Policy? What changes are you making to your apps?