Europe’s GDPR coincides with ‘drop in new Android apps’

Europe’s data protection regime reduced the number of apps available in Google Play, increased costs, and reduced revenues, according to a study published Monday. And with higher costs, fewer apps are being created, to the detriment of consumers and the mobile app economy, it claims. In a paper titled, “GDPR and the Lost Generation of Innovative Apps”, economic researchers Rebecca Janßen (ZEW Mannheim, Germany), Reinhold Kesler (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Michael Kummer (University of East Anglia, UK) & Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota, USA) examined the impact of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the mobile app business.

Link: Europe’s GDPR coincides with ‘drop in new Android apps’
via http://www.theregister.com

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