The Big Brother Awards were recently handed out in Brussels to privacy violators. This year, one of the two awards was presented to privacy-intrusive apps. The Flemish Bar Association supported the nomination of such apps due to their generalised data collection practices and often unclear privacy policies.
The 2014 and 2015 sweeps performed by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN"), an informal network of 57 privacy enforcement authorities in 43 jurisdictions worldwide, revealed that many apps indeed raise substantial privacy concerns.
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