Privacy policies emerge as the main mechanism to inform users on the way their information is managed by online service providers, and still remain the dominant approach for this purpose. The literature notes that users find difficulties in understanding privacy policies because they are usually written in technical or legal language even, although most users are unfamiliar with them. These difficulties have led most users to skip reading privacy policies and blindly accept them. This study aims to address this challenge this paper presents AppAware, a multiplatform tool that intends to improve the visualization of privacy policies for mobile applications.
To validate AppAware, the authors conducted a survey through questionnaire aiming to evaluate AppAware in terms of installability, usability and viability-purpose. The results demonstrate that AppAware is assessed above average by the users in all categories.
In the best of the authors’ knowledge, there is no such approach as AppAware as an application nor AppAware parser as add-on.
Paspatis, I., Tsohou, A. and Kokolakis, S. (2020), "AppAware: a policy visualization model for mobile applications", Information and Computer Security, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 116-132. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICS-04-2019-0049Download as .RIS
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