Because Samsung was not forthright about the information being collected and

Because samsung was not forthright about the

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Because Samsung was not forthright about the information being collected and how it was going to be used, it was impossible for users to understand what they were agreeing to when they consented to all of the permissions that the app was seeking, thereby violating the second principle. O B T A I N I N G M E A N I N G F U L C O N S E N T One of the primary principles underlying PIPEDA is that businesses and organizations are required to obtain meaningful consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. For consent to be considered meaningful, an organization must inform individuals of its privacy practices in a comprehensive and understandable manner - individuals must understand what it is they are consenting to. Such communications should include: o what information is being collected o for what purpose o who will have access to the information o where it will reside (in particular, will the information be transferred to other parties for processing?) o how long will the information be retained Only if privacy practices are communicated clearly and in their entirety are individuals in a position to make an informed decision regarding consent. Consider the following questions: 1.Which privacy principles did Samsung’s Androidmobile app JAY-Z Magna Carta violate?
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9 © University of Waterloo and others G O O G L E E A R T H P E R M I S S I O N C L A U S E S Sometimes, one has to be observant to be informed. Consider the information presented to users who download Google Earth's standalone app. The installation instructions that precede the download button indicate that the default installation of Google Earth includes installation of Google's Chrome browser, and will set Google Chrome to be the user's default browser. These permissions are surprising, but at least they are explicitly stated on the download page and the user can opt out by unchecking the pre-checked boxes. However, it is still quite easy for the user to bypass all of the text about permissions and the end-user agreement, and simply click on the big blue download button. In addition, if the user selects a customizable download, only then do additional installation choices, including an option to opt-out of sharing anonymous usage statistics with Google, become visible. Otherwise, by default, the user “consents” to share this information. The user may withdraw consent at any time after installation of the app, without losing access to any of Google Earth's functionality.First, though, the user needs to know that such information is being collected and this fact is hidden on the customizable download page. O B T A I N I N G O N L I N E C O N S E N T In the non-computing world, consent is often expressed through a signature, but there is not yet any universally recognized equivalent to a signature in the computing world. Instead, software or web site
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