09.09.2015

Results of the 2015 Global Privacy Enforcement Network Sweep

The third Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep demonstrates the ongoing commitment of privacy enforcement authorities to work together to promote privacy protection around the world.
Twenty-nine privacy enforcement authorities in 21 countries participated in this year’s Sweep, which took place May 11-15, 2015. That’s up from 26 participating authorities last year. Over the course of the week, participants visited 1,494 websites and mobile applications (apps) that were either targeted at or popular among children. The aim: to determine whether apps and websites are collecting personal information from children, what personal information is being collected, whether protective controls exist to effectively limit the collection and whether the information could be easily deleted. [...]