The app store will no longer allow older males to facilitate “sugar-daddy” services, which often involve older men providing cash and gifts in return for a relationship with younger women, as of September 1.
Google Play’s inappropriate-content policy is being changed to exclude applications that promote “sugar dating” or “compensated sexual relationships.”
Critics claim they are little different from prostitution, despite the fact that the trade does not necessarily entail sex.
It will be mandatory for developers to disclose accurate information about the personal or confidential user data that their applications gather, use, or share starting on April 22nd.
A number of applications in the Google Play Store were discovered that openly or indirectly connect sugar dating, some of which have tens of thousands of downloads.
According to reports, Google’s decision was influenced by US legislation that allows platforms to be held responsible for information that promotes prostitution.
A number of platforms have tightened their regulations on sex work as a result of the law, which took effect in 2018.