Thursday, January 17, 2013

Find: Draft bill would make mobile developers delete your stored data

Draft bill would make mobile developers delete your stored data

hank johnson (official)

US Representative Hank Johnson (D, GA) is unveiling a new draft bill that would require app developers to disclose their information-gathering practices, and allow users to request their stored information to be deleted. The Application Privacy, Protection, and Security (APPS) Act of 2013 is the culmination of a six-month web-based initiative called AppRights, and according to Johnson, incorporates three provisions championed by the project’s participants — user control, transparency, and security.

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