Google says that the expansion is needed to ramp up its efforts to combat the increasing number of malicious and harmful Android apps around today.
Developers have 60 days to get with the programme before Google starts rolling it out.
Striving towards better user privacy, Google's Safe Browsing team on Friday announced new and improved regulations for Android apps that are both on and off the Google Play Store.
Co-op sells food past best-before date to curb waste
In a separate move, budget supermarket Aldi says it will give away tons of leftover food from each of its stores over Christmas. The company says it can't donate such items to food banks because they don't accept food after its "Best By" date has passed.
The changes reflect an update in August to the Personal and Sensitive Information section of Google's Developer Policy Center. The user must provide consent for all of these.
The simple, intuitive app is created to help you get a handle on your mobile data usage and stop rogue apps from surreptitiously using it up. The apps will be considered to violate Google's policy if they don't follow the rules for prominent disclosure.