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Lawmaker Introduces Mobile App Draft Bill

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 31, 2013

A Georgia legislator has released a discussion draft of the Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013, which would regulate how mobile applications collect personal data, IVN reports. Before introducing the draft, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) launched the online initiative AppRights to gain insight from the public on how they’d like to see mobile apps protect their information. The bill would require apps to provide a privacy policy and an opt-out option. Meanwhile, NPR reports on one expert’s research into teenagers' online behavior, which indicates they are “very aware of privacy issues.”
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