Posted By: Jason
From the recent iCloud scandal to the Sony hacking incident, the security of private information on web based software has never been more of a pressing issue.
With both apps and the privacy threats to them being international and without borders, it can be hard for legislative bodies to come up with solutions that effectively tackle the problem. In addition to this, there is the ongoing concern about the way apps themselves manage data, and how the many and varied ways that apps collect information interact with national and international law.
It remains to be seen what the impact of this letter is to be on mobile app development, or whether developers being more up front about privacy policies will significantly impact the way every day customers browse and consume apps, but if taken seriously, it could signal a significant shift towards tighter gate keeping undertaken by app marketplaces worldwide.