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NTIA Holds Second Meeting on Mobile Apps

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 23, 2012

At the National Telecommunications and Information Administration meeting on app privacy yesterday, attendees expressed frustration with the meeting’s agenda. Susan Grant of the Consumer Federation of America threatened to walk out, along with a small group of her peers, if the meeting didn’t turn its focus to such process details as “whether agendas would be circulated in advance, whether the stakeholders would break into working groups and whether those working groups would circulate drafts of their findings,” National Journal reports. The meeting was the second in a series of three aimed at developing voluntary privacy guidelines for mobile apps. The next meeting is scheduled for August 29. Editor’s Note: The upcoming Practical Privacy Series will include a session on Marketing via Mobile Applications, QR Codes and Third-Party Platforms.
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