Evaluating Safety Buttons on Mobile Devices

By Chinmayi S K and Rohini Lakshané

We are releasing one of the datasets from a research project conducted jointly by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and The Bachchao Project in 2016-17.

This dataset about the different permissions sought by selected “safety applications” available on the Google Play store in India was compiled as a part of the “Evaluating Safety Buttons on Mobile Devices” project in November 2016. A preliminary report on the findings was released at RightsCon in Brussels in 2017:

CIS-TBP_SafetyButtonsMobileDevices_Preview_201703-1

Blog post corresponding to the release of the report: https://cis-india.org/raw/evaluating-safety-buttons-on-mobile-devices-preview

The dataset has been released under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license. All uses of the accompanying data or parts thereof must contain the following attribution: “Data provided by Chinmayi S K  and Rohini Lakshané (2018)”. To request a waiver, email the authors: theteam@thebachchaoproject.org. Data are provided AS-IS, without warranty as to accuracy or completeness.

ODS format: Google_Play_Safety_app_permissions_Dataset_June_2018_CIS_The_Bachchao_Project

XLSX format: Google_Play_Safety_app_permissions_Dataset_June_2018_CIS_The_Bachchao_Project

Rohini Lakshané is Director (Emerging Research) at The Bachchao Project. She is a technologist by training, a long-time Wikimedian, and a public policy researcher. Rohini lives in Mysuru, India and tweets @aldebaran14.

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