I've got this email from Google yesterday:
emOur records show that your app [..] currently violates our User Data policy regarding Personal and Sensitive Information.
Alternatively, you may opt-out of this requirement by removing any requests for sensitive permissions or user data.
If you have additional apps in your catalog, please make sure they are compliant with our Prominent Disclosure requirements.
Please resolve this issue by January 30, 2017, or administrative action will be taken to limit the visibility of your app, up to and including removal from the Play Store. Thanks for helping us provide a clear and transparent experience for Google Play users.
The Google Play Team/em
The problem is, even if I reduce the permissions to just INTERNET and ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, once compiled, the app still asks for the following permissions during installation:
TAKE PICTURES & VIDEOS
FIND ACCOUNTS ON THE DEVICE
MODIFY YOUR CONTACTS
READ YOUR CONTACTS
APPROXIMATE LOCATION (NETWORK BASED)
PRECISE LOCATION (GPS AND NETWORK BASED)
MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD
READ THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD
READ PHONE STATUS
Simply put, my apps only require internet and NO INFORMATION is collected on the user.
Can you tell me why the app requests more information than I require, even when I remove them from the permissions?