Mobile Privacy Bill Would Make Lapses Much More Expensive

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- Legislation introduced last week that would require mobile phone makers and other companies to inform customers when tracking software is installed on their devices could expose the mobile industry not only to increased scrutiny from regulators but also to higher damage payouts in civil litigation, attorneys said Monday.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, on Wednesday unveiled H.R. 6377, the Mobile Device Privacy Act. The bill would require mobile device sellers, manufacturers, service providers and app developers to clearly disclose privacy...
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