Most mobile browsers “leak” user data to third parties

By | September 29, 2020
Most mobile browsers

More than 60% of popular mobile browsers transmit the collected data to other organizations. Such conclusions were reached by the experts of the Digital Expertise Center of Roskachestvo, who checked 24 browsers.

In addition, the lawyers of the ANO “PravoRobotov” studied the privacy policies of the services for compliance with the Federal Law “On Personal Data” (№ 152-FZ from 27.07.2006) and highlighted the negative and positive aspects that users should pay attention to.

“As the inspection of Internet browsers showed, most companies somehow transfer or reserve the right and opportunity to transfer your data to third parties, – states Nikita Kulikov, Ph.D. in Law, General Director of “PravoRobotov” ANO. – Someone tries to sell them, someone passes the data to a third party for processing, but it still means only one thing: your data becomes available to third parties, and with your silent consent – you ticked the box when downloading the application or registering in it.
Experts also warn that all browsers on iOS and half of Android browsers do not have the function of removing cookies and data sites when you exit the browser.

As the Director of the center of security solutions for the company “Rostelecom-solar” Daniel Chernov, less than 40% of the studied applications do not pass the collected data to a third party: it is “Quick Search and Browser”, “Sputnik”, Brave, Huawei Browser, Puffin Web Browser, and Xiaomi.

It should be noted that according to a survey conducted in August 2020 on the consumer portal Roskachestva, almost 70% of respondents noted the mobile browser as their main tool for accessing the Internet. And only 30% of respondents make a choice in favor of a browser on their computer.