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Talk:User-data security design guidelines

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30 Sep
Article Review by Larry101 (20090930)

This simple article provides a checklist regarding user data security in mobile applications. Mobile phones are uniquely personal devices, and users often store and interact with all kinds of highly personal information. As a result, it is extremely important that mobile applications do not misuse or alter this information without the user's permission. Several important points are highlighted in this article. A common theme running through many of the suggestions is that whenever any operation involving user data is being performed, the user should be informed and confirmation should be requested. It is also important that when sensitive information is sent over the internet, it should be encrypted, and when this is not the case, the user should be informed. Backup facilities should also be provided if large volumes of sensitive data are stored.