App transparency?

I generally avoid boring press releases from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) but a report released last month,  Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing, had me digging into the data. (Link below.)

Before downloading an app for kids, parents can rarely determine how much of their child’s personal information is being collected.

I not only agree with one of the FTC conclusions, but hope they don’t wait to make sure this happens:

“Parents should be able to learn, before downloading an app for their children, what data will be collected, how the data will be used, and who will obtain access to the data.”

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/02/120216mobile_apps_kids.pdf

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