However there seems to be no regulation or laws for it at all.
Sometimes it looks like mobile apps are asking permission for controll aspects for the mobile Phone for whatever they like. (not what the citizens would accept).
Permissions many times doesn't seem to even make any sense at all.
Also it is not clear what the persmissions exactly are about....
(there's 0% possibility to inform yourselfs)
The users however don't seem to have any choice....
If you accept the permissions you can use the app.
If you decline the permissions however... well then you can't use the app.
This is NOT! how it should work.
And herein lays the opportunity for more software testers working at the government. (And also at big companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etcetera.) (and they should work together (in synergy)).
The #number of software testers that is needed, and the number of good schooled, certified and experienced software testers available in the market (fishpool) are allready way to little at this moment.
But, if the world wide governments are really serious about such scandals we have had lately, and they really want to STOP! those kind of unhealthy privacy scandals, then they should motivate new students to choose for the course/job of software testing. Otherwise the shortage of software testers in the nearby future will probably be CATASTROPHIC!!
The privacy scandal like we have seen lately probably will be just a snowflake on the tip of the Iceberg.