Radar: Technology & Communications Update — April 2013

This issue of Radar looks at privacy issues with apps on smart devices in the context of a recent Article 29 Working Party Opinion.

The Article 29 Working Party gives its views on what stakeholders must do to comply with privacy laws and calls for greater cooperation between app developers, owners, stores, operating system and device manufacturers, and third parties who process personal data collected through apps.

Where Apps on smart devices involve the use of personal data, the Data Protection Directive 1995 (95/46/EC) and the ePrivacy Directive (2202/58/EC) as revised by (2009/136/EC) will apply to apps used in the EEA.  Due both to the way in which apps are developed, often by individuals or small companies with little knowledge of data protection requirements, and to what the WP refers to as the “degree of fragmentation between the many players in the app development landscape”, many apps fail to comply with applicable law…

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