Study finds that over half of the free apps on Google Play do not have privacy policies
Many Google Play Store Apps Violating Policies
Carnegie Mellon University performed a study and found that over half of the free apps on Google Play do not have privacy policies. There are over 18,000 apps on Google Play that are free, so we are talking about nearly 9,000 apps that are not following or are violating the policies and guidelines set forth on Google Play.
When it comes to the Carnegie Mellon study, there was a lot of useful information that was found regarding free apps found in Google Play. An example of a scary study fact is that the study found 41 percent of apps that had privacy policies did not mention the apps gathered personally identifiable information. Beyond that, over 17 percent of the apps did not mention that the identifiable information is shared with others.
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