Information protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

Oleh: admin
September 12, 2014

Many mobile apps request too many permissions and don’t explain the way they collect users’ personal information, a study of 1, 211 well-known apps by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network provides found.

The majority of the applications reviewed did not adequately explain to users how they were collecting and using information, according to the study, carried out by 26 privacy enforcement authorities in 19 countries. It also found that a third of the tested mobile applications requested excessive permissions that were outside the scope of their functionality.

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