Mobile Privacy – 4 Points to mobile app developers
If you are
engaged in mobile software development, the exclusive issue for you is mobile
privacy. There is pressure of regulators on mobile developers to improve
privacy practices. New laws are being
contemplated for developers who want to escape from disclosing their practices
that further breach user’s privacy. Now all regulators have showed their
attitude hard on this issue and it’s going to be a lot harder to hide anything
for companies involved in mobile application developments.
This recent burst has made two things very clear. First, all regulators want to put pressure on everyone in mobile programming and software development to improve development practices. These practices should notify that - who is responsible for what. The second thing is that all regulators want developers to use transparent practices, regardless of the type of an application.
These 4 points will help developers to calm-down both regulators and users.
1- Don’t be too greedy to collect more than your need.
Important data of user is just like currency. Mobile Application Developers have tendency to gather data more than an application needs. Mobile application development companies argue for this that even if they do not require this data now but they may use it later. Although, it is true from the developer’s point of view but too much temptation for user’s data can make an app suspicious.
2- Use Transparent Privacy Practices.
3- Be cautious for children’s app.
The app should comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act if it is collecting information from children under 13. App should obtain verifiable consent from parents when it is allowed in user’s device.
4- Provide better protection to the information your app collects
It makes users unhappy as developers are lacking to protect information. There are a number of stories of data breach. It is hard to address the cost of the data breach because it varies user to user. If an app is permitted to collect user’s information, it is responsibility of developers to provide this data with foolproof protection.
Developers can earn desired credibility by seriously following above given points. Business communities getting their apps developed from app development companies should also choose trustworthy developers. User’s actions will also help in avoiding incidents of privacy breach. They should be careful while downloading app.