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Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing

An FTC study has examined both the privacy policies and actual practices within each of the 400 apps -Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market- that were selected for review, finding that only 16 percent provided a privacy policy to parents before downloading and 20 percent after downloading. The disclosures provided were often full information that would be difficult for most parents to read and understand and many of the policies lacked details that would indicate the type of information gathered and how it would be used.

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