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Study: Most Apps Lack Policies

ONLINE PRIVACY

May 16, 2011

A Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) study examined some of the most popular mobile applications available for major platforms and found that 22 of the top 30 have no policy stating how the app treats personal data, reports MediaPost News. "Without a privacy policy to review, consumers may not have the ability to understand and control the use of their personal data by the apps," the FPF said in a blog post. The FPF is currently working with the Center for Democracy and Technology to come up with privacy improvements for app developers. The study comes on the heels of a senate hearing on mobile privacy challenges.
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