Apple, Google Apps Need Privacy Tweaks, EU Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A European Union digital privacy watchdog on Thursday said smartphone and tablet app developers like Apple, Facebook and Google should ask for consent before the app starts to retrieve or store information on the device, and made several other recommendations for developers and retailers.

The Article 29 Working Party, an advisory group made up of European privacy regulators, said it had researched the existing laws governing apps, data risks and other facets of smartphone app usage and come up with a number of ways — released...
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