App Privacy Bill Gives Gov't Too Much Power, Group Says

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The Marketing Research Association on Friday criticized a new bill designed to boost privacy on mobile devices by requiring app developers to get consent from consumers before collecting data, saying it would give the government too much power.

The Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013, or Apps Act, was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and 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...
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