About this Issue

With one million individual mobile applications already in use and more being developed, the Future of Privacy Forum provides ApplicationPrivacy.org as a resource to help application developers provide their users with privacy protections. Supported by app developers, platforms and tech companies, ApplicationPrivacy.org is the only hub of its kind containing emerging standards, best practices, privacy guidelines, platform and application store requirements, as well as relevant laws and regulatory guidance.

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FPF is also coordinated an effort to develop best practices for app developers, in partnership with the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). You can download the report here.

Mobile Apps Study Underscores Necessity of Strong Best Practices for Health and Wellness Data
Spotlight

January 17, 2017 | Melanie Bates

Mobile Apps Study Underscores Necessity of Strong Best Practices for Health and Wellness Data

Kelsey Finch, FPF Policy Counsel, presented FPF’s 2016 Mobile Apps Study at the Federal Trade Commission’s annual PrivacyCon on January 12, 2017. Kelsey presented a visual representation of the App Study designed by FPF Fellow, Carolina Alonso. See the visual.

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What's Happening: App Practices/Platforms

Future of Privacy Forum and Carnegie Mellon University Research Leads to New Tool from California Attorney General
Future of Privacy Forum Releases Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices
Top Story

August 17, 2016 | Melanie Bates

Future of Privacy Forum Releases Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices, a detailed set of guidelines that responsible companies can follow to ensure they provide practical privacy protections for consumer-generated health and wellness data. The document was produced with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and incorporates input from a wide range of stakeholders including companies, advocates, and regulators.

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iOS 10 to Feature Stronger “Limit Ad Tracking” Control