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Beijing Consumers Association: 90% of users believe that mobile APP excessive acquisition of personal information

via:博客园     time:2018/3/7 16:31:08     readed:291

Today, Beijing Consumers Association released the "Mobile APP Personal Information Security Investigation Report," the report shows that some mobile APP over-collection, illegal use of personal information, leading to a large number of personal information leaked or stolen, and even lead to criminal cases such as information fraud , To bring serious risks to people's lives and property risks.

Survey results show that 89.62% of people think that there is excessive acquisition of personal information on mobile APP, 79.23% think personal information on mobile APP is not safe, and 41.16% never read the authorization notice before installing or using mobile APP.


APP ranked the top three types of mobile APP shopping, dining and music, and was the most popular personal information collected by mobile APP followed by contact, name and picture, the respondents are most worried about the personal information being collected is the ID number and Bank account, the most worrying problem is that personal information is trafficked or exchanged for third parties and is used to engage in fraud and theft activities.

Survey results show that personal information was leaked, the choice of consumer complaints to the Consumers Association or Communications Authority and other departments accounted for only 35.00%, choose to consider themselves ill-health accounted for 26.54%. 71.54% of the respondents think the relevant laws are not perfect, 69.62% of them think the related regulations are not in place, and 67.31% think it is the industry's lack of self-discipline.

Public opinion data show that last year's hot issue of personal information security in mobile APP, which focused on public opinion, mainly focused on over-collecting personal information, disclosing or stealing information, pushing commercial advertisements, suffering financial losses and consuming mobile phone resources. Among them, public opinion with the loss of money has the highest degree of publicity, followed by personal information being leaked or stolen and over-collecting personal information.

In short, the current personal information security protection is still not optimistic. Protecting the personal information security of mobile APP of consumers and reducing the potential risks of personal information of mobile APP not only rely on the state to formulate and perfect relevant laws and regulations, but also require relevant departments to step up supervision and strictly enforce laws and crack down on illegal and criminal activities related to personal information security, Strengthen coordination between regulatory authorities and industry organizations, guide enterprises to take the initiative to take responsibility, strengthen internal management mechanisms, improve the level of technical precautions to ensure the safety of mobile APP personal information.


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