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NTIA Identifies Mobile Privacy as Top Priority

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 1, 2012

After the Obama administration whitepaper release last week, the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is making mobile privacy a potential top priority and is asking for public comment from stakeholders to develop privacy codes of conduct, PCAdvisor reports. The agency said, "Mobile devices pose distinct consumer data privacy issues, such as disclosing relevant information about personal data practices on a small display." NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling said the agency is seeking views "on what issues should be addressed through the multi-stakeholder process and how to structure these discussions so they are open, transparent and most productive." The agency is also seeking public comment on privacy issues related to location-based services as well as services targeting minors and cloud computing, the report states. Editor's Note: The IAPP is hosting a web conference today on the Obama administration's privacy whitepaper. 
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