- On June 22, 2012, Facebook signed on to California’s Joint Statement of Principles which addresses privacy policies for mobile apps. The Joint Statement was already agreed to by Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation, and Research in Motion Limited in February 2012. Under the Joint Statement, Facebook has agreed to encourage mobile app developers to post privacy policies and to work with the California Attorney General to develop best practices for mobile privacy. More information can be found here.
- As part of its obligation to implement the White House’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold the first of a series of meetings with privacy stakeholders on July 12, 2012. The goal of the meetings is to develop a code of conduct to provide transparency in how companies handle personal data. The objectives of the July 12 meeting are 1) to promote discussion among stakeholders concerning mobile app transparency by employing a structured, open process, and 2) to provide a venue for stakeholders to agree on the schedule and format of future meetings. More information is available here.
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