TRUSTe Extends Leadership Role in Mobile Privacy with Introduction of Free Privacy Policies for Mobile Applications
With 77 Percent of Mobile Applications Lacking Privacy Policies, TRUSTe Fills Huge Market Gap with Free Privacy Policies Optimized for Mobile Devices
Santa Clara, Calif. – Novemeber 2, 2011 - Today, at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference, TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider, announced that it will provide free mobile privacy policies to mobile application developers and publishers, giving them a clear way to communicate privacy practices with mobile users; demonstrate careful handling of users' location and personal data; and provide users with the choice to share or keep private that data from third parties. With 77 percent of mobile applications currently lacking privacy policies, TRUSTe fills a huge market gap with this easy, effective, and affordable solution.
"Positive contributions to the privacy effort should be recognized and applauded, and we thank TRUSTe for their diligence and innovation in the critically important area of mobile marketing," said Michael Becker, North America Managing Director for the Mobile Marketing Association, the the leading global trade association for the mobile industry. "Good privacy practices benefit us all by encouraging consumer adoption of emerging and innovative mobile solutions and technologies."
For businesses that require a more robust privacy solution, TRUSTed Mobile Apps and monitoring program includes: enterprise-level customization, policy certification, dispute management and use of the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal on mobile sites and applications. For more information about TRUSTe's full suite of mobile privacy solutions, click here.
TRUSTe to Speak at Sprint Open Solutions Conference
You can hear TRUSTe speak more about mobile privacy – including current regulation, consumer concerns and managing application privacy – on a panel entitled "Privacy Management: Tools for Developers" being held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference. Or stop by the TRUSTe Booth #29.
Privacy – the Key to the Mobile Ecosystem
According to TRUSTe's 2011 Mobile Privacy Survey conducted by Harris Interactive, privacy is the biggest consumer concern when using mobile applications on smartphones. An overwhelming 98 percent of respondents said that easy access to controls over their personal information in a mobile application is important, and they want more transparency over what data is collected and how it is shared. Yet, according to the survey, 77 percent of mobile applications do not have privacy policies. Respondents in the survey indicated that privacy trustmarks, such as the TRUSTe seal, would increase their comfort level in using mobile applications and mobile websites.
TRUSTe is the leading global privacy management solutions provider and offers a broad suite of solutions that enable multinational companies to safely and efficiently handle the customer data powering their online businesses - including advertising, cloud services, mobile applications, and websites. Over 5,000 web properties from top companies like Apple, Disney, eBay, Forbes, HP, and Microsoft rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex international privacy requirements. TRUSTe's mission, based on a "Truth in Privacy" framework, is built on a solid foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information. TRUSTe's privacy seal is recognized and trusted by millions of consumers worldwide as a sign of responsible privacy practices. For additional information on TRUSTe and its offerings, please visit http://www.truste.com.