Hell yeah! This is what we're talking about! A sexual and reproductive health app designed with privacy in mind. Euki, created by Women Help Women, an international non-profit organization dedicated to reproductive freedom and justice and access to safe abortion. This app doesn't collect ANY personal information about users. None, zip, zilch, nada. Everything a user enters into the app about their sexual or reproductive health and history is stored locally on the user's device. You are in complete control of your data at all times. The app is free, available in English and Spanish, and available on both Android and iOS. Euki even comes with some extra cool privacy features. According to their site, if someone you don't want to access your reproductive health information asks you to open Euki and you don't want them to see your data, you can enter "0000" when you open the app and it will show a false screen. You can also customize your user dashboard to decide what content shows up and what is hidden. So cool! Good work Euki!
What could happen if something goes wrong?
We love Euki for offering a truly private reproductive health app free of charge. This app earns our Best Of designation for not collecting any personal information at all. So no worries about your data being shared with third parties, sold, leaked, hacked, or shared with law enforcement. That is, unless you don't protect your phone. You're in control of you data, so please remember to set up the passcode to protect the app, password protect your phone, and educate yourself about the extra privacy features Euki offers. And we're not alone in recommending this app. Consumer Reports, women's health privacy researchers, and more also recommend Euki as a great privacy-centered option for reproductive health tracking.
One small point to mention. While Euki does a great job of keeping your private information private, they do link to external resources and services from the app. These third parties will have their own privacy and data collection policies. It is important that you do not assume that these third parties will be as discreet with your personal information as Euki is.
So, what's the worst that could happen with Euki? If you set up all the privacy protections on your device like password protect your phone and passcode protect the app and hide any super sensitive data on the dashboard and remember the "0000" trick, you should hopefully be able to keep your reproductive health data private and safe. But, a warning, nothing is 100% safe and secure. All in all though, Euki is about as good as it gets. Hopefully nothing will ever go wrong if you use this app.
Tips to protect yourself
- If someone asks you to open Euki and you don't want them to see your data, enter "0000" when you open the app and the app will display a false screen.
- You can customize what content areas are viewable on your dashboard to hide some and make others easily available.
- You can set up a PIN code. Because Euki is not associated with your email address, there won't be a way to recover your PIN code, so make sure it's one you remember!
- You can set a frequent data deletion for additional privacy, selecting how often you want your data be deleted
- Keep your app regularly updated
- Follow EFF's security and privacy tips for these apps
What can be used to sign up?
You do not have to sign up to use the app. You can set up PIN instead
What data does the company collect?
Euki do not collect any data about you at all. Anything you enter into the app lives on the app and is not shared anywhere else.
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.
Can this product be used offline?
The app can be used offline to track and log information in the calendar. Initiating links to resources listed in app require internet or cell service.
User-friendly privacy information?
Privacy FAQ is available in simple language.
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Users can protect this app with a passcode
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