EU regulators warn of mobile app privacy concerns

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party instructed app developers to be more transparent about the collection and use of personal data

Mobile apps are under fire yet again, this time from privacy regulators across the pond, who expressed concern over the personal data these apps are collecting from users.

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which comprises 27 European Union data protection authorities, warned in a joint opinion that consumers are not always aware that some apps are accessing and storing personal information such as names, email addresses and geolocation information.

Alanna Byrne

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