I recently created this 2-minute comical cartoon vignette to teach about the importance of privacy and apps. Far too often, apps are not designed with privacy in mind, and people install apps without considering the privacy implications.
More About Apps and Privacy
• FPF & CDT, Best Practices for Mobile App Developers
• Pew Internet Survey, Privacy and Data Management on Mobile Devices
• FTC, Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures Are Disappointing
• New York Times Bits Blog, Consumers Say No to Mobile Apps That Grab Too Much Data
• Washington Post Post Tech Blog, App Developers, Privacy Advocates Work Out Suggestions for Policy Disclosure
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy training, data security training, HIPAA training, and many other forms of training on privacy and security topics. This post was originally posted on his blog at LinkedIn, where Solove is an “LinkedIn Influencer.” His blog has more than 600,000 followers.
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