Thoughts on Privacy Policies

mef.pngMEF have an infographic on app privacy policies. Only half of all apps offer a privacy policy prior to download and 28% don’t have a privacy policy at all. Only 8% have a privacy policy that short enough to realistically read.

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First of all do you need a privacy policy? Iubenda has some useful information on when you legally need iOS and Android security policies.

From a development point of view, working with clients, I have found that privacy policies tend to either get overlooked until the end in which case something inadequate gets used or they get over-analysed and changed far too many times. A little forward thinking can prevent both these outcomes.