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  • Disaster apps share personal data in violation of their privacy policies

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    Information sciences professor Madelyn Sanfilippo examined popular disaster apps and found that many of them provide personal information – including a user’s location – to third parties long after a disaster has passed. The goal of her research is to support policies that reconcile public safety concerns with privacy protections.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Madelyn Sanfilippo, email

    The paper “Disaster privacy/privacy disaster” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1002/asi.24353