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Italian apps don't guarantee children's privacy - study

Tuesday 8 September 2015 | 11:11 CET | News
A total of 35 apps and websites used by children failed to pass a test conducted by Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy. In its report, the watchdog expressed serious privacy concerns, saying 30 of the apps and websites collected personal data, with 25 of them requiring users to enter an email address, 20 requiring them to enter their name and 13 requesting access to photos and videos on the user's smartphone, tablet or PC. In addition, 19 of the apps and websites logged the user's IP address and 11 requested the geolocation of the device used by the child. Garante Privacy

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