Group Sets Mobile App Privacy Code, But Few Endorse It

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A group of industry members and privacy advocates on Thursday released a voluntary code of conduct that would require mobile apps to be more forthcoming about how they collect and share data, but few participants committed to actually implementing the proposal, drawing harsh criticism of the self-regulatory process.

During the 16th meeting of the multistakeholder process laid out in a February 2012 White House privacy report, a majority of the group voted to support a six-page short form notice code of conduct to promote transparency in mobile app practices that was drafted by a diverse coalition of group members including the...

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