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Evaluating the Compliance of Mobile Health APP Privacy Policy with Machine Learning
Zhao Yang,Yan Zhouzhou,Shen Qiqi,Li Zhonghang
(School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China) (School of National Secrecy, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China)
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Abstract  

[Objective] This paper evaluates the compliance of China's mobile health APP privacy policy with machine learning, aiming to improve the efficiency and accuracy of privacy policy compliance evaluation.

[Methods] According to relevant national policies and regulations, this paper firstly constructs the evaluation index system for the privacy policy compliance of mobile health apps. Secondly, based on the hard voting classifier, the compliance evaluation model is established by integrating three machine learning algorithms: CNN, RNN and LSTM. Finally, using the data of 1210 mobile health apps in the Android mobile phone application market, we verify the effectiveness of the model and evaluate the compliance of privacy policy.

[Results] The overall compliance of the mobile health APP privacy policy is poor, and there are many violations in the six evaluation indicators. The privacy policy compliance scores of online medical APP, medical services APP, health management APP, and medical information APP are 0.63, 0.59, 0.61and 0.66.

[Limitations] Due to the limited amount of annotated privacy policy data, the compliance evaluation model may not be able to fully learn the features of evaluation indicators.

[Conclusions] This model can conduct large-scale, fine-grained automatic evaluation of the compliance of APP privacy policies. It also provides new ideas and methods for the scientific supervision of government departments and the self-inspection of APP operators.


Key words Mobile Health APP      Privacy Policy      Machine Learning      Compliance Evaluation      
Published: 25 November 2021
ZTFLH:  TP391,G250  

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Zhao Yang, Yan Zhouzhou, Shen Qiqi, Li Zhonghang. Evaluating the Compliance of Mobile Health APP Privacy Policy with Machine Learning . Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 0, (): 1-.

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http://manu44.magtech.com.cn/Jwk_infotech_wk3/EN/10.11925/infotech.2096-3467. 2021.0897     OR     http://manu44.magtech.com.cn/Jwk_infotech_wk3/EN/Y0/V/I/1

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