A study shows us which are the apps that most and least respect our privacy by collecting our data.
That privacy is more than obvious since the launch of iOS 14 it is something undeniable. In fact, this version of the operating system may be the one that has contributed the most to the protection of privacy and our data in the iPhone.
Not just because of the privacy labels and for the anti-tracking that will come, but for many other measures implemented by Apple. And, if before we could know what data apps collected thanks to privacy labels, now, thanks to a study, we can know which apps respect our privacy more and which less.
This study shows, without many surprises, the apps that most and least respect our privacy and our data:
The study has several categories. This shows those apps that are safest to use to protect our data, based on the percentage of data shared with third parties and that are used for marketing purposes.
Among them we find apps like Signal, Club House, Netflix or Shazam with a 0% shared data with the above purposes. There are also some others like Discord, which only collect and share 2% of our data.
Regarding the apps that collect and share the most data, the study separates them into three categories. These three categories are the apps that share the most data with third parties, the ones that collect the most data for their own benefit and a set of the previous two.
And the truth is that, in these three categories, there are not many surprises. Among the apps that share the most data with third parties, they are in the Top 3 Instagram, Facebook Y LinkedIn with the highest percentages, starting with 79% of data collected.
Regarding the apps that collect the most for their own benefit, we find, without surprises, Facebook, Instagram and Klarna. And at a general level of data collected and shared, we once again have Instagram, Facebook, but in third place it appears Uber Eats.
The truth is that, although it is very good to know this type of data, it does not surprise at all the apps that are on both the positive and negative sides. What do you think? Has this ranking surprised you in any way?