|Minimize Your Footprint
Apps collecting personal information will not be enough for most to stop using them, however, it is important to be aware of what information is being collected, and how it may be used.
A new website has been launched called accessmyinfo.org which gives Canadian consumers an opportunity to submit a request form to the privacy officers of each app that they use, which assists with understanding the type of information being collected, and where it goes.
You can limit the amount of information collected by apps by changing your smart device settings for each one. It also helps to k
eep personal information to minimum on all social media accounts that you connect to through apps.