Prepare for Google Play's data disclosure requirements

In May 2021, Google Play announced the new Data safety section, which is a developer-provided disclosure for an app's data collection, sharing, and security practices.

This page can help you complete the requirements for this data disclosure in regards to your usage of the Navigation SDK for Android. On this page, you can find information on how the Navigation SDK for Android handles end-user data, including any applicable configurations or invocations you can control as the app developer.

We aim to be as transparent as possible in supporting you; however, as the app developer, you are solely responsible for deciding how to respond to Google Play's Data safety section form regarding your app's end-user data collection, sharing, and security practices.

How to use the information on this page

This page lists the end-user data collected by only the latest version of the Navigation SDK for Android.

To complete your data disclosure, you can use Android's guide about data types to help you determine which data type best describes the collected data. In your data disclosure, make sure to also account for how your specific app shares and uses the collected data.

Data collected automatically

Data By default, the Navigation SDK for Android...
Request metadata
For example:
  • Device metadata: OS version, name, model, brand, form factor.
  • Navigation SDK for Android build and version information.
Collects request metadata to maintain and improve Google services.
Stack traces
Crash metrics
Collects stack traces during crashes within the SDK code and crash metrics such as abnormal terminations to improve the stability of our SDKs and improve Google services.
IP address Collects IP addresses to understand SDK usage and improve Google services.
lat/lng coordinates Collects lat/lng coordinates to provide features like turn-by-turn navigation and live traffic conditions and to improve Google services.
Navigation interaction events Collects interaction data such as the following, to improve Google services:
  • Panning and zooming the map when the Map Camera APIs are used.
  • Previewing navigation turns.
  • Views on certain navigation UI elements.
Navigation SDK identifier Collects a securely generated identifier that resets on a regular basis in order to understand Navigation SDK usage and improve Google services.