Washington hosts industry meeting on mobile app privacy
July 12, 2012 - Today, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, held the first meeting in a series of gatherings regarding how companies that offer mobile applications and interactive services handle personal data; the goal is to develop an industry-wide code of conduct. NTIA focused the initial meeting on mobile app transparency after a substantial number of stakeholders submitted public comments on the issue.
ABM’s legislative lobbyist, Tom Carpenter, was among the 200 attending stakeholders, which included privacy advocates, business representatives, and technology groups, that debated what standards and protocols for data collection are best.
“Our focus through all of this has been to make sure there’s a clear delineation,” said Carpenter to Audience Development. “We prefer industry self-regulation and we stand behind the opt-out program that the Digital Advertising Alliance has done. We really think self-regulation is the way to make sure innovation is protected and that the industry knows how to keep up with technological innovations.”
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By Elizabeth A. Reid