Security and privacy of mobile platforms and devices, or the lack thereof, has been a major topic in the news in the past few months. There has been litigation brought against almost all of the major players in the market over some form of security and privacy breach or another.
Recently, the Governor General of California met with mobile phone producers, including Microsoft, to develop changes to the Privacy Policies that they will adopt. The major changes are:
- App stores must have an intuitive way for users to report developers that breach policies.
- Each platform is to provide education to developers on their privacy policies, and obligations regarding the disclosure of the collection of private information, and how it is shared.