House Lawmaker Floats Mobile App Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 5:18 PM EST) -- Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., on Thursday proposed legislation that would subject mobile application developers to enhanced notice, consent and security obligations, in an attempt to address widespread concerns about how companies use and share data collected on mobile devices.

The Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act of 2013, or the APPS Act, would require mobile application developers to provide users with detailed information about their privacy practices, obtain user consent before collecting their personal information, and take “reasonable and appropriate measures” to prevent unauthorized access to...
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