Jul 272012
 
 July 27, 2012  Business, Govt

Dan Rowinski writes:

….  Every month, a new story arises of how a mobile app failed to protect user information. Or how an advertising network violated consumer privacy. These stories highlight a very real issue: Policies that effect how technology interacts with consumers have not kept pace with innovation.

Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) understands that problem. His AppRights.us initiative, announced on Wednesday, is an effort to craft mobile provacy legeslation while avoiding the pitfall that SOPA fell into. The idea is to write the legislation transparently, gathering input from everybody who could be affected by privacy in mobile apps. AppsRights.us will solicit information from stakeholders in technology community to serve as background for comprehensive legislation dictating how mobile apps should behave with respect to user privacy.

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