Awareness that mobile apps access personal information in the UK 2013

This survey illustrates awareness among UK internet users that some mobile apps can access users' personal information, as of December 2013. Of respondents, 63 percent reported having been aware of this.

Are you aware that some apps on your mobile device can access your personal information?*

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Release date

December 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2-4, 2013

Number of respondents

2,272 respondents

Age group


Special properties

All UK Adults online

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was: "Please read the following statement carefully: When some apps are downloaded on to a personal mobile device, they can access your personal information (e.g. locational data, web browsing history etc.). Before today, were you aware of this?"

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