Thursday, February 12, 2015

Data protection - App Stores: selling goods without the necessary paperwork?

A group of 23 global data protection authorities has sent a letter to seven of the biggest appstore providers urging them to make the use of privacy policies mandatory for all apps using personal data sold via their platforms. 
The letter follows an enforcement sweep by 26 privacy enforcement authorities involved in the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) in September 2014, which aimed to assess whether mobile app providers comply with data protection laws. Among other things, the results of the sweep indicated that 85% of the mobile app providers surveyed did not provide clear information on how the apps collect, process and disclose users' personal data.
The letter states that although app developers clearly have a responsibility to communicate their privacy practices to their users, mobile operating system developers and appstore providers also play a unique and integral role in users' interactions with apps they make available through their stores.

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