Comments filed recently with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) show a deep divide over whether the agency should pursue further action to address privacy and security of information stored on mobile devices. Reply comments are due soon.
A new agreement this week between mobile app platform operators and the California Attorney General effectively creates enforceable, nationwide mobile app privacy standards that companies will need to follow going forward.
This blog entry describes and links to articles from today’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times concerning the proliferation of appps (at the expense of software manufacturers) and the issue of app privacy, and how industry is addressing it. Hogan Lovells’ Chris Wolf is quoted in the Times article on how app developers should invest in creating privacy policies as a fundamental requirement, and a free webinar on app privacy hosted by the Mobile Marketing Association in conjunction with the Future of Privacy Forum is described, with a registration link.