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App Developers Prepare for New Rules

MOBILE PRIVACY—EU

February 25, 2013

The Article 29 Working Party is slated to discuss privacy as it pertains to mobile apps at its meeting this week in Brussels, EurActiv reports. Mobile app developers and regulators have thus far disagreed on topics such as rules around geolocation; while European policymakers work to strengthen rules on privacy, app developers say they need access to data on users’ whereabouts—even if it’s anonymous—in order to ensure the best service. App developers also have concerns that new rules could force small developers to hire additional staff in order to comply with data management mandates. Editor’s Note: The breakout session Privacy Engineering: Bridging the Gap Between Privacy and Code will be part of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit next week in Washington, DC.
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