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Mobile Privacy Policies Irk Device Users, Politicians
Posted By Matt DeLuca On August 16, 2011 @ 11:28 am In Apps,Location-based services,Smartphones and PDAs | 1 Comment
Researchers and industry specialists have begun to agitate for mobile privacy policies comprehensible to the average Homo sapien. Jim Brock, founder of PrivacyChoice , told reporters that his company, which compiled and analyzed data from hundred of Internet privacy policies, has created a tool to help write a cogent policy for a mobile app without incurring legal fees.
Brock said that most mobile applications don’t have privacy policies, a state of affairs that may worsen as more apps produced by small or independent developers flood the market. 36 percents of Americans will make use of mobile web devices by 2015, predicts Forrester Research. Spending on mobile advertising is expected to rise to $2.8 billion.
Politicians have stirred the privacy pot, as well. In June, Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal proposed legislation that would require a user’s consent before mobile providers can collect location-based information.
Read more at The New York Times .
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 PrivacyChoice: http://www.privacychoice.org/
 The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/business/media/industry-tinkers-to-create-privacy-tools-for-mobile-devices.html?ref=technology
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