Data practices in apps from Brazil: What do privacy policies inform us about?

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We present and analyze a new corpus comprising 82 privacy policies in Brazilian Portuguese collected from popular apps in Google Play Store called APP-BR. The contained documents are characterized by excessive lengths and poor readability. Analyzing their content reveals a severe lack of objectivity and compliance with the Brazilian General Data Protection Law. Our results shed light on the problems in accessing privacy information and are supposed to constitute a basis for finding a remedy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first effort to evaluate privacy policies according to the current Brazilian legislation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal on Interactive Systems
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 10.02.2023

Bibliographical note

Copyright (c) 2023 Valéria Quadros dos Reis, Maria E. R. Rabello, Anderson C. Lima, Guilherme P. S. Jardim, Eraldo R. Fernandes, Ulf Brefeld

    Research areas

  • Cultural Informatics - privacy corpus, mobile applications, LGPD, personal data, law compliance