App privacy Stories July 27

White House held 22 meetings with more than 80 organizations to discuss federal privacy law

It was last month said that the White House was considering options for introducing a federal privacy law along the lines of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) …

App privacy Stories July 26, 2013

App developers may soon be asked to tell us what data they collect and how it is used under a set of government proposals released today (via TNW). 

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used […]

Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …

There is doubt, however, about how effective the proposals might prove …  expand full story

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