Rep. Johnson Floats App Privacy Bill
Would require obtaining permission for data collection
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/18/2013 10:53:28 AMdiscussion draft of the Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013, which would require affirmative opt-ins for data collection.
The Federal Trade Commission would be authorized to establish via regulation the format, manner and timing of the notice.
There would be a safe harbor for app developers who agree to abide by a voluntary code of conduct if one is eventually produced through a multistakeholder process convened earlier this year by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in an effort to flesh out the Administration's privacy bill of rights.
The White House has charged NTIA, its chief telecom policy adviser, with getting stakeholders together on a voluntary privacy bill of rights enforceable by the Federal Trade Commission.
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