Mobile App Privacy Demanded By Twenty Four Global Privacy Authorities
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
National data protection had been the recent focal point by twenty four worldwide authorities on mobile app personal data processing. An open letter had been proposed from a group of data protection authorities
The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) had carried through a “mobile app privacy sweep” last year. The GPEN is made of 40 national and regional data protection authorities. The mobile app privacy sweep was put forth to scrutinize organisations use and collection of mobile apps personal data.
The open letter had been addressed to app marketplace operators. Marketplace operators which included enterprise app stores for Google Play, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple App Store, Amazon and Blackberry were part of the letter. Data protection authorities from Canada and Hong Kong, as well as data protection authorities from 22 more countries including the Netherlands, South Korea, the UK, Israel, Colombia, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia and France had signed the letter.
The full letter can be viewed by clicking here.
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