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Rep. Johnson to Obama: Use APPS Act To Inform Bill of Rights

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 25, 2013

In a letter to the White House, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) has asked President Barack Obama to look at his proposed bill, the Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013 (APPS Act), in working toward a draft of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The bill aims to provide more transparency, control and security for consumer data collected by mobile applications through clear notice of the terms of use and a mechanism to end the collection of consumer data. "It is time to move forward with the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights through legislation," Johnson said in his letter, adding the administration should "keep the APPS Act in mind when looking for legislative solutions to consumer protection on mobile devices."
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