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Georgia Congressman Introduces App Privacy Bill

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson has introduced a draft for a new bill that would require app developers to disclose data collection policies.

The Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act of 2013 (the APPS Act) stems out of Johnson’s initiative called appRights, which demands that apps should serve the public and encourages app users to demand more transparency.

Check it out: “This bill addresses the public’s growing concern with data collection on mobile devices.  It would require that app developers provide transparency through consented terms and conditions, reasonable data security of collected data, and users with control to cease data collection by opting out of the service or deleting the user’s personal data to the greatest extent possible.”

Citizens are encouraged to add their thoughts about the bill with the AppRights website, or on Facebook or Twitter. (Via CNET).

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