FTC Recommends Mobile Platforms And App Devs Improve Privacy Disclosures
The Federal Trade Commission today
The report came as the company behind popular iOS app Path
In the report, the FTC gives a number of recommendations. For example, the FTC said that mobile platforms should:
- Provide just-in-time disclosures to consumers and obtain their affirmative express consent before allowing apps to access sensitive content like geolocation.
- Consider developing a one-stop “dashboard” approach to allow consumers to review the types of content accessed by the apps they have downloaded;
FTC also recommends Apple and other companies to implement icons depicting the transmission of the user's personal data and “Do Not Track” option allowing users to easily prevent their personal data being sent to third parties.
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