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A29 Working Party Adopts Mobile Apps Opinion

MOBILE PRIVACY—EU

March 15, 2013

The Article 29 Working Party (A29WP) has released its joint opinion on mobile apps. The opinion outlines specific obligations of app developers and other parties—including app stores, advertising providers and operating system and device manufacturers—and pays special attention to apps targeting children. Noting that many apps collect a user’s photo album or location data, A29WP Chairman Jacob Kohnstamm said, “This often happens without the free and informed consent of users, resulting in a breach of European data protection law.”
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