Government opens consultation into app store privacy and security

05/05/2022 | UK Government

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened a consultation asking the technology industry for its views on enhancing security for mobile application store operators and app developers. The government proposal includes creating a voluntary Code of Practice for app store operators and developers. A new Threat report on application stores by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reveals people's personal data and money are at risk due to fraudulent apps that contain malicious malware. These apps are either created by cybercriminals or are developed with insufficient security and privacy controls. 

The consultation closes on 29 June 2022.

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