Menstruation applications store excessive information

30/12/2020 | The Guardian

A review of five menstruation applications by Privacy International has identified companies are unnecessarily storing users’ intimate personal information. Privacy International argues registration on these apps should be optional, and that data should be stored locally on the devices with only strictly necessary information collected. Senior Researcher fro Privacy International, Eva Blum-Dumontet, described research findings as “chilling,” and saying “it makes us realise just how much data those apps actually collect, store and sometimes share with others.”

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