U.S. children apps on the Google Play Store collecting PI 2021

Share of mobile apps for children hosted on the Google Play Store in the United States that collect selected types of personal information (PI) in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as of June 2021

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Release date

June 2021


United States

Survey time period

June 2021

Special properties

analysis of the leading 300 free apps and leading 200 paid apps in the Google Play Store

Supplementary notes

According to the source: "20 percent of all the apps we studied had some kind of COPPA violations." The source does not provide an exact survey date. The date provided is the publication date.

The values may not sum up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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