Security is a big deal these days. Google understands this, which is why its Safe Browsing team is implementing even more mandates for applications. Apps that handle user or device data will soon have to provide their own privacy policies. If this requirement isn't met, warnings may be shown on users' devices.
These changes will begin 60 days from December 1st, which should be January 30th, 2018. It applies to both Google Play and other app markets. If the requirements listed are not met, warnings may be shown on user devices through Google Play Protect or on webpages that lead to these apps. So if you're a developer and your app collects personal data, you have a little under two months to get your apps to comply with these new rules.
- Google Security Blog