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State steps up enforcement of digital privacy protections

December 9, 2012

“We assume that app developers are interested in delivering the best experience,” said Parker Higgins, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation who has followed mobile app development and security closely. “But if they are malicious, it’s a little bit more difficult.”

Higgins said requiring developers to post a privacy policy is “a good start,” but using it as the only defense against invasion of privacy isn’t enough to deter app makers from collecting sensitive information.

Friday, November 30, 2012
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