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Lawmakers Question App Makers on Privacy

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 23, 2012

Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and G.K.Butterfield (D-NC) have sent letters to 34 iPhone app developers to probe the companies' data collection practices, Forbes reports. In the letters, the lawmakers wrote, "the members are seeking to better understand what, if any, information these particular apps gather, what they do with it and what notice they provide to app users." The information gathered from the investigation will help build "a fact-based understanding of the privacy and security practices in the app marketplace." The app developers have until April 12 to respond, the report states.
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