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Government prohibits mobile apps from collecting user data

Amid data privacy issues, Govt is planning to prohibit mobile applications from collecting user information beyond their area of functioning.


According to a TOI report, citing multiple sources, the govt already begun the process of working on a policy that would stop apps from collecting information that is “not necessary” for their functioning.

The government is going to have a “policy on pre-loading of apps on mobile phones.” It is also working to stop push apps which are advertised by handset manufacturers.