Permission Slip by CR 4+

Take back control of your data

Consumer Reports

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Permission Slip is powered by Consumer Reports, an independent nonprofit organization with 85+ years of advocating for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all.

Permission Slip helps you control the data companies have about you. It’s no secret that companies are collecting, buying and selling data about us. Swipe through companies and start taking action. We’ll show you what data companies collect so you can set boundaries and regain power over your personal information. We’ll act as your agent and demand the removal of your data, or request it not be sold for profit behind your back.

Tell companies to stop selling your data
We’ll file requests on your behalf, ordering companies to stop selling your personal information.

Delete your data with a tap
When it’s time to delete your data from a company’s database, Permission Slip will handle the requests for you.

Save time with auto requests
Set it and forget it. We’'ll continuously reach out to dozens of companies that broker your data and tell them to stop.

Permission Slip was created by Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit that works with consumers to create a fair and just marketplace. We advocate for laws and company practices that put consumers first.



Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

jarenmusic ,

Well designed app for safeguarding personal info

This app is very elegant and functional. It allowed me to see what companies have access to my personal info, and prevent them from selling that info. It seems to parse through the fine print and legalese of each individual user agreement I’ve signed and shows me some easy options for safeguarding my info.

I did some of this manually, then found the ‘auto request’ feature which seems to work well at just automating my privacy requests.

ndru ,

If you use multiple email addresses, this leaks those addresses

Unfortunately the app submits all of the email addresses you supply with every request you make. The goal is understandable (to increase the chance that the recipient will find your account), but it gives the target company valuable personal info which they didn't previously have. For privacy and security reasons I use a custom email address for every account (easy if you have a catch-all address), so it is at best pointless to submit all those addresses with every request. At worst it allows the receiving company to cross-reference those addresses and learn more about me from and of my personal information that they've acquired elsewhere, but which they didn't previously know belonged to me. Request: please let me specify which email address(es) to submit with each request. Don't make me enter all the addresses in advance, and don't automatically save the address because that would just mean I have to tediously delete it every time.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback!

I also tend to use a generated email for a similar reason.

This is a great point, and I will share this with the product team and see about adding it for a future release.

The more we hear about what features people need most, the better we can prioritize, so thanks for letting us know it's something you're looking for!

Lillian Mountweazel ,

Great way to stop/learn about 3rd party tracking!

I’m a big fan of learning how things work behind the scenes and companies selling our data is something that’s confusing and really behind the scenes.

A lot of companies make a lot of cabbage from us without us understanding how! Like how does a company sell Me-ness based off of the things I do online etc... ?

Since that’s beyond my knowledge, although I’m learning more each day, I’d prefer they don’t go around selling gossip about me. This app does that!

App Privacy

The developer, Consumer Reports, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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