Bill Would Require Privacy Disclosures for Apps

U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D, GA) is unveiling a new draft bill that would require app developers to disclose their information-gathering practices, and allow users to request their stored information to be deleted. The Application Privacy, Protection, and Security (APPS) Act of 2013 is the culmination of a six-month web-based initiative called AppRights, and according to Johnson, incorporates three provisions championed by the project’s participants — user control, transparency, and security.