Many Mobile Apps Do Not Carry Privacy Policy

Sept 25, 2013 (Wed): The non-profit Privacy Rights Clearninghouse recently conducted a survey among 43 popular health and fitness mobile apps include pregnancy trackers, behavioural and mental health coaches, symptom checkers that can link users to local health services, sleep and relaxation aids, and personal disease or chronic condition managers.

The study shows 26 per cent of the free apps and 40 per cent of the paid versions do not have privacy policies at all, either in the app or on the developer’s website, Malaysia Sun reported. The report says even if some apps had the privacy policies but they failed to fully disclose the risks to users.

Author: Terry KS

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