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Daily Dashboard | GPEN: 85 Percent of Apps Fail To Protect Privacy; AVG Unveils “Nutritional Label” Notice Related reading: A guide to operationalizing privacy by design

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The results from a survey of more than 1,200 mobile apps by 26 privacy regulators from around the world has found 85 percent of apps fail to provide basic privacy information, according to a UK Information Commissioner’s Office press release. Nearly 60 percent of the apps left users struggling to find basic privacy information, and 43 percent did not adequately tailor privacy notices to a small screen. In separate but related news, AVG Technologies has unveiled a new short privacy notice for its most popular apps. The easy-to-read disclosures are meant to resemble a nutritional label, showing what the company does and does not collect as well as how and why data is shared. Meanwhile, less than 24 hours after reinstating the Disconnect Mobile app, Google has once again removed it from its Google Play Store.
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