Are websites or apps better for privacy and security?

04/06/2024 | The Washington Post

An article for The Washington Post recently discussed whether websites or apps provide better security and privacy. While there wasn't a unanimous answer, most experts generally favoured using websites. 

However, this doesn't mean that using apps should be discouraged. For instance, for occasional purchases from unfamiliar companies or when browsing for insurance, a company's website is deemed safer to use than its app. Websites generally outperform apps in terms of security and privacy, as apps have the potential to collect more personal information and share it with third parties. That said, well-designed apps are still good at safeguarding security and privacy. The challenge is distinguishing between which apps are good and which ones are bad. 

£ - This article requires a subscription.

Read Full Story
Laptop and smartphone

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.