The UK’S ICO release new app security rules

December 9, 2022

by Rhema Sijuwade

The ICO releases new rules for apps to increase consumer security and privacy

A voluntary code of conduct for app developers and operators has been released. If implemented, this will enable security experts to alert app developers when there are software vulnerabilities, making sure that their security procedures are up to date. This development is in response to the lack of regulations governing app security which compromises the personal data of users. The government will work alongside app developers to implement these changes.

Boosting app security will make it harder for users to download apps with malware that can enable criminals to steal data and money from customers. These rules are part of the governments’ National Cyber Strategy scheme to increase UK’s cyber security.

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