Monday, November 28, 2011

Smart Phone Privacy Issues

Recently I appeared on Fox News 11 in Los Angeles as a privacy lawyer to discuss issues related to smart phone apps. Smart phones are essentially mini computers and apps often contain viruses or collect and sell your personal information. Consumers need to understand the information that is collected, by whom and the purposes for which it is being sold.

Businesses looking to monetize the mobile market by selling apps or consumer data need to understand the consumer disclosures required and obligations to protect consumer data. The resale of consumer data may be a violaition of state and federal law in certain circumstances. Data breaches may also need to be promptly reported to consumers who have been compromised. Consent and notice are crucial aspects for conducting business in the mobile market.

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