A study reveals that not all the free and paid apps available across the App stores
The app development companies must focus on the transparency, meaning and timely privacy policies. The best practices recommended and to be considered during the app development are
- Conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment to describe the impact and effect of the project on an individual’s privacy and its management.
- Ensure the user and gain trust by collecting only the required information in order to function. For instance,
- Ensure that the personal information received is appropriately secured and could be deleted by the users.
[i] An AR app need not access the Google’s calendar though it requires access to geolocation data, and thus never collects the sensitive information without the consent of the user.
[ii] The Pokémon Go, though has created a breeze in the city with millions of downloads, it does face the challenges in managing the user expectation, legal requirements, technical imperatives, commercialisation, and so forth as it requests the access for a broad range of data [the app on iOS users requested free access to their Google account which includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive documents, photos, search and browsing history].
[a] Provide data in the form of layers
[b] Provide data in the dashboard format
[c] Facilitate the users to select or modify the privacy settings
[d] Better usage of graphics in the form of icons, colors, sound, or the symbol.
[e] Provide prior and real-time notice for any changes
[f] Provide meaningful and effective disclosure.