The victims of hacked mobile phones are mostly uninformed about these kinds of privacy matters, hence their vulnerability in the first place. Actually, many companies have found themselves heavily penalized due to violation of rights regarding mobile security. The big question, is it really safe to rush through the often tricky words that are found in the ‘terms and conditions’ -when we download these kinds of mobile games? It might be obvious that these games have already formulated privacy policies, however subscribers are hardly informed to whom their private information is given and the reason for the exchange.
We often disregard a company's capability whenever we give them access to our private information. Location, contact information, access to media and other files are some of the requests app developers' can have access to. However, the rules in Europe require apps to provide full information to their subscribers in a timely way and in very basic language. This ensures subscribers can make an informed choice when they download and play that game. In a recent case, Pokemon Go’s success was put in question after they failed to disclose how they handle the vast amounts of user data, which also included children. Not only was this more predominant in the USA, but also across major parts of the globe where the app first became available.
There were even some rogue apps that were infiltrating the market, especially through Google's app store which unknowingly puts subscriber at the center of a potential risk of being hacked. With all these data hungry markets, it’s advisable we should be more aware of how games and generally other mobile apps use our personal information. We shouldn't be enticed to exchange such information if the intent to play for fun requires any kind of personal information that might be used by a third party.