Title: Growth of mobile applications and the rise of privacy issues

Authors: Ayush Goel; Gurudev Sahil

Addresses: CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune, Lavasa Campus, 412112, India ' CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune, Lavasa Campus, 412112, India

Abstract: Mobile apps are used by more and more internet users for daily chores, but processing personal data with them poses a major security risk. The wide range of data and sensors in mobile devices, the use of different types of identifiers and the increased ability to monitor consumers, the complex mobile application ecosystem and application developer limitations, and the extensive use of third-party technologies and services, are the main risks. Privacy concerns extend beyond mobile users. Corporate executives need fast, global access to their database. White goods/smart building equipment suppliers offer mobile apps for remote use. This research study will integrate these concerns. Due to these factors, smartphone applications have struggled to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) data protection rules. Mobile app designers and service providers may struggle to meet GDPR rules for data disclosure and permission, data protection by design and default, and operational secrecy.

Keywords: privacy of data; confidentiality in mobile applications; websites; Amazon; GDPR; application; aggregators.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEF.2024.135162

International Journal of Electronic Finance, 2024 Vol.13 No.1, pp.20 - 35

Received: 16 Dec 2022
Accepted: 27 Jan 2023

Published online: 01 Dec 2023 *

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