Every day millions of smartphone users download, install and use different types of apps to communicate, play, study and work. These tools are so useful that have become indispensable to our daily lives. But it is good to remember, however, that the app may collect and process a large amount of personal data, sometimes including sensitive. App can have access to address book, photos, videos and a variety of documents, data, credit card number or maybe even to the microphone of your smartphone or tablet. And they can also record information on living habits, consumption, geographic location and even on physical fitness and health status.
That is why it is so important to choose and use the app in a conscious way, so as to know the opportunities, but also any risks for our privacy.
To raise awareness on this topic, the Italian Authority for the Protection of Personal Data launched an information campaign through a video tutorial with the aim to offer some simple and useful information on how to protect their privacy when downloading applications.