Saturday, September 7, 2013

Privacy and mobile phone applications


A Few days ago I came across a very interesting fact-sheet about privacy in the age of smartphones that I will try to summarize in this blog entry. Although the fact-sheet is based on US statistics, parts of it could apply to the EU environment.

In recent years, smartphones have become an intricate part of our everyday lives, just like personal computers years ago. However, research has shown a difference in user’s attitudes towards privacy of smartphones compared to that of personal computers: users tend to be less concerned about protection of their smartphones against fraudulent activities.