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Android developers potentially violating child privacy laws

Android developers potentially violating child privacy laws
Posted at 10:11 AM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 08:18:12-04

(RNN) - A study out of the University of California, Berkeley found that thousands of Android apps directed at children under 13, are potentially violating law US law by collecting and sharing their data.

Researchers tested 5,885 apps in Google's Designed for Families program and found that 57 percent of them potentially violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 

Apps primarily developed for families and children have to participate in the program.

Read the study here

Among their findings, 28 percent of apps tested accessed sensitive data and 73 percent transmitted the data over the internet.

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