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Mobile Apps Privacy Bill Proposed

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 18, 2013

A draft bill aimed at increasing mobile app users' privacy rights has been released, ADWEEK reports. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) has proposed the Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013 in an effort to address “the public's growing concern with data collection on mobile devices.” The proposed legislation would require apps to provide consumers with advance notice about what data they collect and how it will be used, and “obtain consent for the collection terms,” the report states, noting, “It would also allow users to opt out of the service and delete personal data collected by the app.”
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