Stating that 2 out of every 1 applications on Android devices share personal data with third parties, Siberasist General Manager Serap Günal touched upon 4 important steps to protect personal data.
Today, technology giants are among the organizations that collect the most data. But they claim that very little of the data collected is shared. In such an environment, data security creates serious question marks in the minds of users. Recently, Incogni's research on nearly 1.000 paid and free Android applications has brought this issue to the agenda. Siberasist General Manager Serap Günal, who evaluated the research and stated that social media applications collect the most personal information with approximately 20 data points collected on average, said, "While free applications collect 7 times more data than paid applications, popular applications that have been downloaded more than 500.000 times are less It stores more than 6 times more data than popular applications. It is known that 13,4% of Android applications share the location information of people with third parties. In such an environment, it is very possible to be concerned about personal data security. Taking various measures for data protection and security prevents serious problems.
Among the most shared sensitive information are e-mail addresses, financial information and documents. Although there are different application categories with the most data sharing, applications based on online shopping take their place as the category that shares the most data with an average of 5,72 data. Shopping applications are followed by finance, maps, navigation, food and beverage applications. Such apps share or even sell data with third parties such as marketing agencies and other businesses. Also, 4,9% of apps admit that they don't encrypt data in transit.
According to Siberasist General Manager Serap Günal, there are 4 important steps to protect personal information in order to stop the transfer of personal data and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of hackers.
Avoid downloading unnecessary apps. Avoiding downloading applications that you don't need is one of the personal measures to protect data. Downloading too many unnecessary applications and increasing data entry to applications cause serious personal data storage.
Check the data security section of each app you download. In cases where downloading the application is unavoidable, checking the data security section of each downloaded application will help protect personal information.
Enter fake data whenever possible. Filling the information requested from you through the applications you have downloaded with false information in some cases is another important point in terms of protecting personal data.
After you finish using the service, ask the apps to delete your data. Although 10% of the applications openly declare that the data they collect will not be deleted, 39% still allow data deletion. After using the services in such applications, you can request the deletion of your data.
Günceleme: 06/09/2022 13:57