We are all aware of the activities of government agencies that intercept and monitor smartphone usage. The risk that criminal hackers pose to the sheer amount of private data our phones hold is also widely understood. Not many of us, however, are aware that our smartphones are being tracked by retailers. Our mobiles allow our movements through stores and/or our demographic data to be recorded.
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In our infographic we reveal how:
– Invasions of privacy as ‘marketing data’ is collected from your phone without your consent or knowledge.
– Surveillance as your movements are tracked through your phone’s location.
– Security breaches could lead to criminals accessing your banking and communication details.
Simply switching your phone off is not a solution. Your phone can be accessed and data from it can be recorded even when it is powered down.
So what can you do?
There are thankfully plenty of simple measures that you can take to minimise the chances of your phone being tracked. Find out exactly why you should be seriously considering them below.