Update on privacy compliance for app developers
By Alec Christie and Rose Bollard
In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. It is therefore of great concern to the privacy commissioner/Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that each individual’s privacy is strictly protected, no matter what platform/technology is used.
In May 2013, DLA Piper updated readers on the draft guide on mobile privacy. Recently the final version of this guide, Mobile privacy: A better practice guide for mobile developers, was released by the OAIC.
The mobile guide provides assistance to app developers and those launching apps (whether private or government) on how to embed better privacy practices within their products and services. This remains an important issue for all app developers, particularly given 57 per cent of app users in the US have either avoided installing an app due to privacy concerns or uninstalled an app because it was collecting personal information they did not wish to share…
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