France's data protection authority, the CNIL, and research institute Inria awarded the 2019 Privacy Protection prize to researchers for their paper analyzing pre-installed Android software. The prize was awarded at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference in Brussels. The paper covered the privacy concerns about pre-installed software on Android devices and how organizations and app manufacturers create an ecosystem to bypass data protection safeguards. As part of the prize, the paper has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020. (Original article is in French.)
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