FTC offers new privacy guidelines for mobile industry

02/3/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The · Adweek

The mobile industry should improve privacy protection and allow device users to opt out of ad-network tracking, the Federal Trade Commission argues in a new set of nonbinding recommendations. Outgoing FTC chief Jon Leibowitz called the mobile sector "a sort of Wild West" and called for industry players to act to tackle its "unique privacy challenges." Separately, the social networking application Path has agreed to settle with the FTC for $800,000 over charges that it collected children's personal information.

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