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NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting To Focus on Mobile Apps

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 15, 2012

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has announced it will hold the first meeting in its privacy multistakeholder process on developing "a code of conduct to provide transparency in how companies providing applications and interactive services for mobile devices handle personal data." The topic for the first process was selected after receiving extensive input from stakeholders in varied sectors during its public comment period in March, the NTIA notes, adding, "Mobile applications are socially and economically important, but mobile devices pose distinct consumer privacy challenges, such as disclosing relevant information on a small display." The July 12 meeting is open to all interested stakeholders and will also be webcast.
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