With nearly unlimited niches to fill and a global audience within reach, the mobile app universe can be richly rewarding—but it can also present privacy pitfalls for those who leap before they look. Regulators globally have begun to turn a watchful eye toward the privacy and security practices of mobile apps. You may now find it difficult to navigate the numerous guidance documents in order to understand what your app or mobile platform can and can’t do with users’ data. The IAPP’s Westin Research Center has launched a new tool to help with compliance requirements imposed by regulators and trade associations in both the U.S. and Europe.
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