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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