After nearly a year of little movement, Congress made major moves towards public drafts of bills to create a federal law on consumer data and privacy protection. This week ACT | The App Association is publishing a two part series on these legislative drafts and what the text really means [...]
Can the Government and Tech Find Common Ground on Encrypted Data Access Without Injuring Consumer Privacy?
In July of 2019, Attorney General (AG) William P. Barr made several public statements urging tech companies, in particular those that provide messaging services, to install or implement “backdoors” into their products. In other words, AG Barr requested that these companies provide the federal government with access to encrypted messages [...]
“Privacy” has a strong chance as a nominee for 2019 Word of the Year. Thanks to our increased output of consumer data and a number of high-profile data breaches, virtually every industry takes data privacy into consideration in their business strategy. Chief privacy officers are making their way into corporate [...]
How New Privacy Laws May Impact Apps Designed to Protect Your Privacy By Graham Dufault and Madeline Zick On an average day, how many calls do you get that are just spam? You hear your phone buzz, you take one look at the screen displaying the phone number—likely with your [...]
Intro Curated app stores and platforms are a driving force in the growth of the app economy and offer unique benefits for consumers and small business app developers alike. ACT | The App Association detailed many of the economic and competitive benefits of platforms in our white papers and past [...]