The federal, Alberta, and British Columbia privacy regulatory authorities released new guidance yesterday for mobile app developers on Seizing Opportunity: Good Privacy Practices for Developing Mobile Apps. In the new guidance, the privacy regulatory authorities state that the "unique nature of personal information flowing through mobile devices, the challenge of the small screen, and the speed of the mobile app development cycle all make for a unique environment that underscores the need for comprehensive privacy protections."

The guidance provides background information on how privacy legislation applies to app developers and key privacy considerations for the development of mobile apps