BlackBerry Tool Alerts Consumer When Apps' Data Use Strays

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 9:06 PM EST) -- BlackBerry on Friday unveiled a new notification service that will alert users when a mobile app is collecting and using information in a way not disclosed in its privacy policy, following calls by federal and state regulators for the mobile industry to be more transparent about its data practices.

In response to potential privacy risks associated with mobile apps, BlackBerry has developed a new privacy notice that informs consumers about the way that apps approved for distribution in its BlackBerry World online store handle consumer data...
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