In January, 2013, the California Attorney General's office issued a privacy report on the mobile apps ecosystem. Subsequently, on February 1, 2013, an FTC report recommended ways for mobile app developers to improve privacy disclosures. At that time, the FTC stated that app developers should:
- Provide just-in-time disclosures and obtain affirmative express consent before collecting and sharing sensitive information (to the extent the platforms have not already provided such disclosures and obtained such consent);
- Improve coordination and communication with ad networks and other third parties that provide services for apps, such as analytics companies, so the app developers can better understand the software they are using and, in turn, provide accurate disclosures to consumers.
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