As it turns out, this wasn’t a matter of wanting to assuage any fears consumers might have regarding their data, but because of increased governmental scrutiny. Another thing that probably caused a big spike in privacy policies is the very public missteps taken by Path and Hipster: apps that uploaded your address book into their system without your express permission. Although this eventually blew over, it turned consumers’ attention to whether or not the apps they were using handled their data properly.
What can we do, in the mobile app development community, to give people more confidence? Here is a dead-simple checklist:
2. Make it easy to find.
3. Make it easy to understand.
Posted by Jenny Blumberg
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