This is the final version of this report, released by the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Future of Privacy Forum.
Most developers are not experts in privacy law and policy and do not have the resources to hire lawyers or privacy consultants. The small screens of mobile devices limit the amount of information that can be easily communicated to users. Moreover, it may be difficult to understand how the third-party services incorporated into apps, such as analytics packages and those from advertising networks, use and access end users’ information.
The guidelines presented in this 20-page report are intended to serve as a road map for you, the mobile app developer, to build privacy into your apps, better inform and empower end-users, and foster trust and confidence in the mobile app ecosystem.