Apps For Kids Lack Sufficient Privacy Disclosures: FTC

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 6:39 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday released a report slamming the creators and sellers of mobile applications for children for failing to disclose the information necessary for parents to effectively determine if these applications appropriately protect their children’s privacy.

The FTC found in its recent survey of the apps offered for children in Apple Inc.’s App Store and Google Inc.’s Android Market that both the stores and developers do not disclose clear information about what data is being collected from children, how it is being shared...
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