Starting Next Year, Chrome Extensions Will Show What Data They Collect from Users

Google said today it plans to add a new section on the Chrome Web Store where extension developers will disclose what user data they’re collecting from users and what they plan to do with the information. From a report: The new section is set to go into effect on January 18, 2021, and will appear as a “Privacy practices” button on each extension’s Web Store listing. To aid the process, Google has added a new section today in the Web Store dashboard where extension developers will be able to disclose what data they collect from their users and for what purposes.