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Security Company Releases Privacy Product

DATA PROTECTION

July 3, 2013

Symantec has released a new privacy product capable of scanning a mobile device for data an application may be leaking about the user. Norton Mobile Security for Android devices checks for “malicious applications, privacy risks and potentially risky behavior.” While Norton’s suite of mobile security products have typically focused on malicious threats, Michael Lin, vice president of Symantec Mobility Solutions, told the IAPP that this latest solution reacts to the fact that “now we are seeing threats impact mobile applications and data being shared without the user’s knowledge or consent.” This latest product aims to “protect users from these types of privacy threats as well.”
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