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Office To Release Mobile App Guidelines

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 26, 2012

The chief of California's Office of Privacy Protection says the office will soon release guidelines for mobile app developers on data collection, data sharing and written privacy policies, PCWorld reports. Chief Joanne McNabb, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT, CIPP/US, says the guidelines, likely to be released in July, will be developed with an advisory panel of experts and industry stakeholders. Though the office itself has no regulatory power, the guidelines will help companies comply with state laws, McNabb said, adding that the "practices and recommendations we come up with are not a floor of legal compliance nor are they a ceiling of ideal. I think of them as about chair-rail height. You want to push higher than developers are required to go."
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