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Commissioners Issues Guidance for App Developers

MOBILE PRIVACY

October 26, 2012

The Offices of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Alberta and British Columbia have issued new guidance to help app developers “set themselves apart by making user privacy central in their design process,” OurHometown.ca reports. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between sacrificing their privacy and benefitting from the next new mobile app,” said federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. “Our guidance shows developers how they can meet their legal obligations to respect individual privacy while allaying consumer fears.” The guidance was released at the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Uruguay and guides developers on transparency, data collection and user consent, among other topics.
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