Permission Slip by CR 4+

Take back control of your data

Consumer Reports

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.0 • 41 Ratings
    • Free

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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.

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

Introducing a new feature: Self-Requests.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

CardoGFX ,

Nice app but screen display is faulty

I’ve been a Consumer Reports subscriber for decades and recently learned of this app. I installed it today on my iPhone 13 Pro and noticed right away that wording within the app is super huge and that some items extend off the screen. I was able to set it up and configure many settings. However there are items at the bottom of the screen that are cut off as they extend beyond the visible screen area. Also, when stepping through the companies selections and trying to configure them i often see the Learn More button covered up by the Skip This Company link which seems superimposed over the other.

These issues need to be fixed to make the app truly usable.

My phone is running the very latest IOS.

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!

qdsgn ,

Beware of Permission Slip App: My Nightmare Experience and Warning to Others

I am writing this review to warn you about the dangers of using this app. I made the mistake of assuming it would only delete my saved data from certain companies, but instead it erased my entire account details and left me with a nightmare of a situation. This app has caused me so many problems and headaches.

I thought it would be similar to the privacy app Jumbo, which does an amazing job at explaining why it matters to control your data privacy and walks you through each step. Unfortunately, Permission Slip did not do a great job of highlighting the potential impacts of assuming it's only going to delete your saved data from certain companies. It completely deletes all your account details and erases your account completely.

The app claims that you can revoke its ability to close your accounts, but when I tried to find that capability, it was nowhere to be found. I even wrote an email to the company, but received no response back. This app is full of dark patterns and now I'm worried about all of my accounts, including others they intend to support like Apple, Google, and even cell phone carriers.

I highly advise against using this app and wished I never had used it in the first place. Please be cautious and don't blindly trust this app, even though it's "powered by consumer reports

Developer Response ,

Thanks again for your feedback. We wanted to let you know that your comment played an instrumental role in design changes that came out in our newest release. We renamed the "Delete my Data" button as "Delete my Account" to make this function more clear. We also added a new yellow warning specifying that the entire account and history will be removed after the request is processed. We hope these changes are sufficient to prevent your bad experience from happening again. We so appreciate you sharing your feedback and apologize again for the experience you had.

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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