Use these resources from leading data privacy protection organizations for detailed guidance in developing your privacy conscious application. For an overview of key guidelines, please see FPF’s Brief Survey of Best Practices in Mobile Application Privacy.
In July 2012, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Center for Democracy & Technology released their Best Practices for Mobile Application Developers. The document provides guidance and best practices for developers invested in preserving their customers’ privacy.
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario is lead by Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, widely known for pioneering the Privacy by Design framework. The IPC’s “Roadmap for Privacy” document provides guidance for building privacy into your app as you develop it.
As part of the GSMA’s model application privacy initiative, the Guidelines provide detailed guidance and examples for designing a privacy-conscious mobile application.
Developed by the W3C developed by the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group as part of their Mobile Web Initiative. Provides guidelines and technical advice for developers creating Web-standards based applications.
The Mobile Marketing Association’s privacy guidelines for app developers outline best practices and provides sample language for privacy policies.
The Electronic Freedom Frontier’s (EFF) guide of best practices “pulls from documents like EFF’s Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Network Users and the recently released White House white paper ‘Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World‘ to set a baseline for what mobile industry players must do to respect user privacy.”
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) answers common advertising questions for small businesses, focusing on truth and deception in advertising and the role of the FTC in enforcement of violations. Applicable to all small businesses, including app developers.
Microsoft’s extensive Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) guidelines for developers help protect customer privacy and address customer expectations as well as global privacy laws.
To help retailers adapt to rapidly advancing technology, the National Retail Federation has launched its Mobile Retail Initiative, to offer best practice guidance and other learning opportunities for retailers entering the mobile space. As part of the Initiative, the NSF released Mobile Blueprint, a guide to help retailers plan and implement mobile applications, with focus on customer marketing, payments, and internal operations.
Basic privacy by design guidance for developers creating apps for the Mozilla Marketplace. The privacy guidance is general and brief enough to serve as a good foundation for all app developers.
CTIA – The Wireless Association’s Best Practices and Guidelines (“Guidelines”) are intended to promote and protect user privacy as Location-Based Services are developed and deployed.
The Mobile Ad Guidelines cover requirements and best practices around the “transparency and clarity of data collection, individual control over information collected, ad delivery and display behavior, collection and retention of personal or device-specific data, and secure transport of sensitive data.”
Provides privacy guidance for children-focused apps.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and British Columbia released joint best practices guidance when designing and developing mobile apps. Highlights include that the regulators recommend short privacy notice layer using graphics and images.
A document identifies and describes several rules and problem-solving approaches to building mobile apps that focus on protecting users’ information privacy.
Best Practice guidelines that help mobile developers address topics such as users’ rights, location data, and information security and accountability.