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The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) has announced it is focusing on the collection and use of data in mobile applications for this year’s privacy sweep, to be held between May 12 and 18, and will look at app permissions and how apps disclose why they want data and what they do with it. “It is important that consumers have the information necessary to really understand what they are agreeing to when they install an app on their mobile device,” said Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada Chantal Bernier. During last week’s IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive, the UK ICO’s Simon Rice warned app developers to be mindful of their privacy practices. In 2013, GPEN looked into organizations’ transparency when disclosing privacy practices.
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