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Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

 

September 14, 2018



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users.

Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by New Mexico's top prosecutor is renewing focus on the public's growing concerns about whether information on online interests, browsing and buying habits are slipping into the hands of data brokers without their consent.

And there's not much parents can do, experts say.

There's no easy way even for a fairly savvy user to figure out wheth...



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