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GSMA Releases Privacy Design Guidelines to Increase Privacy Considerations for Mobile Apps

A month after the Mobile Marketing Association released its Mobile Application Privacy Policy Framework (which we blogged about here), the GSM Association (GSMA) announced the release of its Privacy Design Guidelines for Mobile Application Development. The guidelines seek to provide developers with specific design points meant to enhance mobile application users’ abilities to guard personal information … Continue Reading

Facebook Accedes to the FTC’s Poke, Settles FTC’s Charges

Facebook recently agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that Facebook violated the FTC Act. The FTC-Facebook settlement, which is still subject to final FTC approval, prohibits Facebook from making misrepresentations about the privacy or security of its users' personal information, requires Facebook to obtain users' affirmative consent before enacting changes that override the users' privacy preferences, and requires Facebook to prevent anyone from accessing material posted by a user more than 30 days after such user deleted his or her account. Similar to the March 2011 FTC-Google settlement, the Facebook settlement requires that Facebook enact a comprehensive privacy program and not misrepresent its compliance with the US-EU Safe Harbor Principles. As we previously reported, these two requirements are relatively new FTC settlement terms, which were first used in March 2011. … Continue Reading
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