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Advocates, Regulators Have Appetite for Better App Policies

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 19, 2012

The number of apps available to smartphone users is exploding, Mercury News reports. Accompanying them are privacy policies and terms of service that privacy advocates and regulators say need to be more clear and transparent. "For most of us, it's really challenging to read this stuff and make sense out of it...it would take you more than a whole other day to read them all. It's not physically possible," said an Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney. Meanwhile, California's special assistant attorney general says that even for sites with a privacy policy, "you have to go on a treasure hunt to find them."
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