ACCM launches new service: app tracking checks for popular children’s apps
ACCM's new website for parents lets them check out apps their children want to play, and see what personal data is being gathered and who's getting it. This will help parents decide if they are happy for their child to use a particular app.
The resources available include a regularly updated list of top 50 Android apps played by children in Australia that have had AppCensus privacy checks which identifies the app's data collection activity.
There are also links to videos to support parents with a range of privacy issues including ways to discuss the importance of personal privacy with children at different ages. These resources incorporate research from Macquarie University.
ACCM acknowledges the support of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) which funded the research for this project