With the rise of BaaS (or backend-as-a-service) platforms, it is easier than ever to create a mobile app on the fly. But Fenwick privacy co-chair Tyler Newby advises that companies should be aware of some important privacy concerns unique to mobile apps.
Newby says that there is increasing federal and state regulatory interest in the vast amount of personally identifiable information (PII) apps can collect through mobile devices. He covers a range of federal and state laws that come into play from the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) at the state level to the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) at the federal level and the implications of laws like the Stored Communications Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (or Wire Tap Act).
Newby’s guidance will come as a welcome introduction for anyone involved in mobile app development to help understand the array of applicable privacy laws.