EU Privacy Watchdogs Tell App Developers and App Stores to Take Care of Users’ Data

[IDG] New recommendations from Europe’s top privacy watchdog could have big ramifications for Google Play, Apple and application developers.The Article 29 working group, which is made up of data protection authorities from across the European Union, has issued fresh guidelines for mobile phone applications. The overall principle of data minimization — only collecting the data strictly necessary for the app to operate — is the cornerstone of the group’s recommendations.

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