PoliDroid

An Android privacy policy compliance tool suite.

Research Studies

The work on this site is based on academic research. Data from our studies is available below.


UILeak: Detecting Privacy-Policy Violations on User Input Data for Android Applications

As the most popular mobile platform, Android devices have millions of users around the world. As these devices are used everyday and collects various data from users, effective privacy protection has been a well known challenge in the Android world. Existing privacy-protection approaches focus on information accessed from Android platform API methods, such as location and device ID, while existing security-enhancement approaches are not fine-grained enough to map user input data to concepts in privacy policies. In this paper, we proposed a novel approach that automatically detects privacy leakage on user input data for a given Android app, and determines whether such leakage may violate privacy policies coming with the Android app.

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