Congressman Johnson Releases Discussion Draft of the 'APPS Act'

Posted January 18, 2013 at 4:54pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6838 views

Congressman Hank Johnson has released a discussion draft of the Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act of 2013, or the APPS Act. The app aims to govern advertising, user privacy and data tracking on mobile devices.

One of the first bills of its kind, the APPS Act is a careful response to the many perspectives that have reached out to Congressman Johnson through AppRights. This bill addresses the public's growing concern with data collection on mobile devices. It would require that app developers provide transparency through consented terms and conditions, reasonable data security of collected data, and users with control to cease data collection by opting out of the service or deleting the user's personal data to the greatest extent possible.

You can read the draft at the link below, if you have suggestions for improvements you can submit them at AppRights.us.

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NoGoodNick - January 20, 2013 at 5:22pm
It's too little, too late in the game (like trying to catch the fox after it's already eaten all the chickens in the henhouse), and it's unlikely to get ANY votes anyway, but at least it's a small, timid step in the right direction.
Darryn - January 18, 2013 at 5:36pm
Sounds good.
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