The Trump 2020 app is drawing some criticism for how invasive it is, requesting access to the following: phone identity; Bluetooth pairing; read, write, or delete data; identity (find accounts on the device); calendar; USB storage; device ID and call information; broadcast data messages to apps; pair with Bluetooth devices; and change your audio settings.
In contrast, the Biden 2020 app doesn’t request access to any of those things. What the Biden 2020 app does request access to is receive data from internet; full network access; control vibration; run at startup; prevent device from sleeping; and view network connections. In case you are wondering, the Trump 2020 app requests access to those things as well.
Naturally, this raises ethical questions about data privacy and whether or not political campaigns should be checked when it comes to how much data they request to collect. Obviously, no one is forced to download any app that they don’t want, but is that enough of an out for political campaigns to skate on?