The WP29 (the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party consisting of the 27 data protection authorities of the European Union Member States) published on 27 February 2013 its opinion on the processing of personal data by applications running on smartphones and tablets. The opinion insists on principles relating to information and consent of data subjects as well as the limitation of purposes for which the data collected can be processed.

See also the full article on our data protection blog: http://www.hldataprotection.com/2013/03/articles/consumer-privacy/european-dpas-non-eumobile- apps-must-comply-with-eu-privacy-laws/