FTC Mobile Guide Signals Start Of Privacy Crackdown

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 10:45 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday instructed the mobile industry to be more up-front with users about their data collection and use practices, laying out a framework attorneys say companies, especially those that deal with children's data, should take to heart if they want to avoid enforcement action and proscriptive legislation.

In a staff report, the FTC urged key players like Apple Inc., Google Inc., app developers, advertising networks and analytics companies to implement best practices that would provide consumers timely and clear disclosures about what...
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