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Can an app still access your data after you have uninstalled it?

 

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No, an app cannot get hold of your data once it has been uninstalled. Whenever you install an app, it will ask for permission to access your data – though it’s not always clear exactly what the app means by that. Some apps also reserve the right to hold onto your data for a certain amount of time.
Saskia Blank of the Ideas 2020 team answered this question.

Saskia Blank of the Ideas 2020 team answered this question.