Lawmaker Wants App Makers To Ask For Data Mining Consent

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., introduced legislation Thursday designed to boost privacy on mobile devices by requiring app developers to get consent from consumers before collecting data and to securely maintain the data they collect.

The Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013, or Apps Act, would mandate that before a mobile app can collect personal data, it will have to notify the user of the terms and conditions governing the collection and obtain permission to access the information.

“Data has become the oil of the...
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