The story of the flashlight app has become almost apocryphal: Once the Federal Trade Commission learned that it was collecting — and selling — location data, the hammer of justice landed swiftly. Consumers, certainly, would not expect their flashlight to collect their location and distribute it to others. But what data should mobile apps collect, and what risk does that collection present? That’s the question Kryptowire helps to answer. With the IAPP, the app-scanning company has taken the risk-analysis powers of the IAPP community and built it into its tool’s capabilities for exploring how data moves through an app. It’s a tool available to IAPP members, and Kryptowire will be talking about its capabilities on the Little Big Stage at 12:50 p.m. Hit the “Read More” link to see the mobile app risk study that sets up the talk.
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