Congress is creating new laws and regulations to make sure companies in the mobile industry are upholding their responsibilities in ensuring users’ privacy. Regulators have been intensifying the discussion in order to force companies to make changes to improve their privacy practices.
In addition, the FTC, California Attorney General and the White House have recently made announcements regarding mobile app privacy.
The White House also announced a data privacy framework that creates a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” which includes mobile application privacy issues.
This past week, a class-action lawsuit was filed against 18 mobile application companies due to reports that these companies violate privacy laws by stealing users’ address books.
Twitter, Apple and Facebook are among the companies being sued for violating users’ rights.
So, what should mobile application companies due to prevent problems with regulators?