Tuesday at Noon EDT: @AppRightsUS featured on #PrivChat

Monday, July 30, 2012

By the AppRights team

Tuesday at 12:00 PM EDT, AppRights is the featured topic of the weekly privacy discussion on Twitter at #PrivChat.  The chat is co-hosted by Amie Stepanovich of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and Shaun Dakin, Director of Dakin & Associates.  The chat features many participants form the privacy community. 

We'll be on (@AppRightsUS) to hear your perspectives and answer any questions you may have about AppRights.  Congressman Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) has told us he plans to make a guest appearance, as well.

Here are the questions we've submitted to establish some themes for tomorrow's chat:

•    Q1:  Is geolocation the most pressing issue in the mobile privacy debate?  What other areas require regulation to protect mobile-device users?  Context: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/329671

•    Q2:  Which principles are the most important when dealing with mobile privacy?  Is transparency more important than user control?  Context: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/03/best-practices-respect-mobile-user-bill-rights; http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/privacy/privacy_policyguide_2008-01.pdf

•    Q3: Does the DNT Kids Act adequately address children’s privacy on mobile devices.  Does it go too far?  Which provisions are worth keeping?  Context: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703992704576307261709717734.html

•    Q4: Would regulating mobile privacy hinder the app economy or otherwise stunt mobile development?  Are there areas that self-regulation adequately protects users?  Context: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/178849/iab-ad-industry-readies-mobile-privacy-principles.html; http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/pdf/11-5-10%20Zuck%20Testimony.pdf

AppRights is about making the legislative process transparent and discussing ideas in the open before legislating.  In this spirit, we're honored to participate in tomorrow's #PrivChat.