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Groups Seek Progress on Disclosure Standardization

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 10, 2012

Ongoing efforts by the mobile app industry and privacy advocates to create straightforward methods to relay to consumers what an app will do with their personal information have been “bumpy,” reports The New York Times. A coalition of the two groups has most recently proposed that apps release standardized, short-form notices. Tim Sparapani, senior adviser at the Application Developers Alliance, says app developers “want to do something that advances consumers’ trust in their industry.” Some have expressed frustration with a lack of progress. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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