United States want better privacy awareness mobile apps




A U.S. government agency has established a privacy code of conduct for mobile applications in life. To adhere to the Code of Conduct applications must clearly inform users about what happens to their personal data.

The code of conduct, which a year of negotiations with both Internet companies and privacy organizations, has last week announced by the NTIA, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The code must make complicated privacy policies more comprehensible to users. To comply with the Code of Conduct applications must clearly indicate which private data smartphone or tablet left and with whom the information is shared. Thus applications must indicate whether the location, browser history and contacts from users are collected. At the same time the full privacy policy easy to find.

The Code is voluntary, but the U.S. trade association of online publishers have responded positively. ACLU civil rights organization is also positive that organization called the code a modest but important step in the right direction. Nevertheless remains to be seen whether the code is effectively implemented. The code could be implemented by individual applications, or application stores.

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An example of how the better privacy warning it could look.

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