Granting consent in mobile applications. A case study on the consent-granting mechanisms and the Privacy Policy documents of Facebook, Google Search, Google Maps, Foursquare and WhatsApp mobile applications in Android and iOS

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Granting consent in mobile applications. A case study on the consent-granting mechanisms and the Privacy Policy documents of Facebook, Google Search, Google Maps, Foursquare and WhatsApp mobile applications in Android and iOS (EN)

Dilaveraki, Kalliopi-Kyriaki Jr (EN)

School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law (EL)
Komnios, Komninos Dr. (EN)
Alexandropoulou, Evgenia Prof.Dr. (EN)
Kosta, Eleni Prof.Dr. (EN)

This dissertation was written as part of the LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law at the International Hellenic University. Acknowledging the dangers for individuals’ privacy hidden in the widespread use of mobile applications, the dissertation studies the current practices of five of the top famous mobile applications; Facebook, Google Search, Google Maps, Foursquare and Whats App in Android and iOS are examined with regard to the installation procedure and the Privacy Policy documents provided to users. How applications access and process users’ information stored on the device? For what purposes? What information do they provide to them about this process? How and what are the users asked to agree to? From a legal point of view, do the Data Protection and ePrivacy Directives protect users in the European Union territory when the aforementioned applications process their persona l data? When yes, do the current practices regarding the installation procedure and Privacy Policy documents reconcile with the prerequisites of these Directives concerning the acquisition of valid consent for the processing of personal data? With particular focus on the examination of the consent related issues, the dissertation elaborates on all the above questions and attempts to provide responses (EN)

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Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος (EL)
International Hellenic University (EN)

2016-03-22


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