Privacy groups question NTIA’s focus on mobile privacy transparency

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s first step toward developing a consensus on mobile privacy standards may be the wrong step, privacy advocates said.The NTIA’s first multistakeholder meeting on mobile privacy, Thursday in Washington, D.C., focused on ways to improve the transparency of the privacy practices of mobile apps, but several privacy advocates questioned the value of creating more transparency without rules on the way apps will use the personal data of users. Mobile privacy standards need to also address the fair collection of data, security and other issues in addition to transparency, said Susan Grant, director of consumer protection for the Consumer Federation of America.To continue reading this IDG report, go to:
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