Medical data leaked from this app, users got shocked!

Sep 12 2019 01:26 PM
Medical data leaked from this app, users got shocked!

A report has come in front of the users of the world, according to which, 20 Android apps were sharing user data through Google Play Store without permission, after which these apps were removed from the Google Play Store. Now another data leak incident has come to light, according to which 50 million users have been affected due to Menstruation Android App.

In fact, a UK non-profit company has published a new study, which revealed that the Menstruation Android app named Maya and MIA shared users' medical data on Facebook and other third-party apps without user's will. has gone. Let's know in full detail

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A report related to this matter said that in this way data sharing has become common without the consent of the user. Please tell that as soon as users open these apps, their data started transferring to Facebook. The research study note states that both of these menstruation Android apps used to share users' data to Facebook without their permission and without reading the privacy policy. According to the International Data Sharing Policy, more than two-thirds of the companies have removed automatic data sharing from the app by updating their policy.

There are still some apps which have not changed their policy. Maya app has shared the data of every interaction of the user with Facebook. From opening the user's app to sharing all the data, including the medical symptoms recorded by the user, with Facebook. This app has more than 50 lakh downloads on the Google Play Store. Also, MIA, on the other hand, has more than 1 million download codes on Play Store.

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For your information, let us know that Maya issued a statement to Privacy International saying that it has removed the Facebook core SDK and Enlightix SDK. All these changes have been made in the version 3.3.7.7 of the app on the Google Play Store.

Let us tell you that the Facebook Software Development Kit (SDK) has been designed in such a way that it keeps transmitting data automatically to Facebook. According to the report, all these data have also been shared to the third party Wizard Rocket.

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