Uma Caracterização das Polı́ticas de Privacidade Utilizadas em Aplicativos no Brasil

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Privacy policies are documents in which technology companies specify how personal data from their users are processed. In Brazil, the agreement between companies and users is regulated by law. So, it is important to users to be able to easily access and understand such documents. In this work, we study privacy policies from more than 1,000 apps from Google Play Store. We show that many of these apps provide invalid documents and only approximately 10% of them contain privacy policies in Portuguese. Furthermore, none of the considered documents have an adequate degree of readability and will be incomprehensible for large parts of the Brazilian population.
Translated title of the contributionA Characterization of Privacy Policies Used in Applications in Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationAnais do III Workshop sobre as Implicações da Computação na Sociedade (WICS)
Number of pages13
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC)
Publication date05.08.2022
Publication statusPublished - 05.08.2022
EventConference - Congresso Da Sociedade Brasileira De Computacao: Empoderamento Digital: O Papel da Computação na Construção de uma Sociedade Inclusiva e Democrática - Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil
Duration: 31.07.202205.08.2022
Conference number: 42