One of the apps I maintain recently got this message from Google Play
After review, <your app> has been removed from Google Play due to a policy violation. This app won’t be available to users until you submit a compliant update.
Issue: Violation of Usage of Android Advertising ID policy and section 4.8 of the Developer Distribution Agreement…
The app was completely removed from the store.
It’s a fair cop. We use Google’s firebase library, and we hadn’t realised that this library uses the advertising ID.
I have no objection to the rule – but removing the app from the store is massive overkill.
Apple deal with this kind of issue with a message to the developer that then need to submit an update within (say) 7 days. Surely Google could adopt a similar approach for minor violations.