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.

“Your Phone May Be Tracking Your Every Move; Here’s How to Stop It”
Spotlight

May 22, 2017 | Melanie E. Bates

“Your Phone May Be Tracking Your Every Move; Here’s How to Stop It”

During the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Global Privacy Summit 2017, FPF’s CEO, Jules Polonetsky, took a moment to speak with NBC 4 Los Angeles about the privacy implications of granting apps permission to track your location.

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What's Happening: App Practices/Platforms

Consumer Reports Publishes Initial Findings for Privacy and Security of Smart TVs
Top Story

February 7, 2018 | Stacey Gray

Consumer Reports Publishes Initial Findings for Privacy and Security of Smart TVs

Today, Consumer Reports released their initial findings on the privacy and security aspects of Smart TVs. Applying their Digital Standard (developed with Ranking Digital Rights and other partner organizations), Consumer Reports identified a range of important privacy aspects and potential security vulnerabilities in Smart TVs from five leading manufacturers (Sony, Samsung, LG, TCL, and Vizio).

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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 E. 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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