How many business apps have you downloaded on your phone? It’s probably more than a few. And no wonder. These apps save us precious time, something that business professionals and entrepreneurs are always in short supply of.
Now let’s ask another question.
How many times have you read through the privacy statement associated with these apps? We’re going to take a wild guess and say never. Or, at the very most, once or maybe, at a stretch, twice.
But don’t feel too guilty about it.
Online privacy statements aren’t the most readable pieces of content. And you’re certainly not the only one to tick through all that important information.
So what would you learn if you started trawling through all that small print? Quite a lot. And you might not like what you read, especially the stuff about what these apps do with your data.
Several of the most popular business apps collect vast amounts of your personal data, and some of the info they want goes way beyond intrusive. For example, why does Facebook Messenger want to know about your health? And what is it planning to do with that info? Given the firm’s track record in data collection and manipulation, we dread to think.
It would take hours (and maybe even days) to go through the privacy information of every mobile app on your phone. And that’s exactly why OnDeck created this helpful infographic for you.
It ranks all of the business apps by how much data they do or don’t collect. Check it out in full below and then decide which apps need deleting and which deserve keeping.