Reining In Mobile App Privacy Practices

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 12:23 PM ET) -- Like parents shocked at exposes of their daughters partying for adult television cameras, regulators in 2012 made one disappointing discovery after another about mobile app privacy practices. Industry-wide, whether they are fun games, serious tools or educational resources, mobile apps continue to access, collect and use private data stored on smart devices while customers remain largely ignorant of and disempowered by these practices. Key reports issued this winter, coupled with recent enforcement actions, suggest that regulators are ready to insist that they and consumers no longer...
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