California Tech Giants Agree to Deal on Privacy Policies for Apps

Last week California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris, reached a significant agreement with six of the largest “mobile as a platform” companies, including Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research In Motion.
The agreement “is designed to ensure that mobile apps comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.… continue »

The FTC Raises Privacy Questions About Mobile Apps for Children

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report today regarding the survey of mobile apps for children. The FTC report comes at a time when there is an increasing call for mobile app developers to provide clear and transparent policies regarding data collection and usage.… continue »

MMA Privacy Guideline for App Developers

At media post’s ‘Mobile Insider Summit’  local media guru Gordon Borrell  pointed out that there was a paradigm shift-taking place in advertising;  with most ad budgets being shifted from web to mobile. He pointed out that that the local mobile ad revenue was expected, to shoot up from the current $2 billion per year to $24 billion by 2016.[1]
Whether its retailers like best buy ,  game developers , or credit card companies like master card; the mobile market place is going to continue its steady and fast paced growth.… continue »

Privacy Trends in 2012

The last year has been illustrative of how important privacy practices are. Privacy and data security are going to be even more crucial in the coming year. For this reason , Avantika Banerjee, our Legal & Policy Analyst,  put together a list of what we can expect to see this year when it comes to privacy.… continue »

Privacy! Privacy? Privacy?!

Privacy! Privacy? Privacy?!
There we go, that pretty much sums up the industry attitude regarding privacy policies. Some are surprised by how important a role it is playing in every sphere today. Some are not quite clear what it really entails and how these policies impact their firm/organization, while others are somewhere in between and just going with the flow.… continue »