We’ve all ticked and clicked that little square box; the one we reach after tirelessly scrolling, scanning and consenting to terms we think would never really come to bite us back. When it comes to mobile privacy and the collection of users’ data, it’s important that you ensure users know how you will be using their information. If you’re a mobile app developer, the terms and conditions outlined in your privacy notices will help to frame your relationship with your users. When you are developing your app, you should keep in mind the following privacy considerations.
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Many apps have setting tools that allow users to control their level of interaction with the app as well as the level at which they can decide to disclose the information. A mobile app may also have access to other apps on a user’s phone. This may include, for example, access to personal contacts or geographic location. By providing your users with variable settings that allow them to decide on the level of access to their personal information, you are better able to gain consumer trust.
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