Personal data can be a lot of things: location data, email address, log data, IP addresses, a telephone number, a first and last name and many more like ads or analytics. If you collect any of this data, you know you will need an app policy.
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To build trust
Keeping up with Privacy Protection Laws
Let’s say your app targets only the European users. The picture does not really change. The same rule applies under the EU legal framework of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). This is available in any case where the use of apps on smart devices implies processing data of users.
The United States of America
- The Americans With Disability Act
- The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984
- The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
- The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
- The Computer Security Act of 1997
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act
- The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
The apex body which authorises data protection within the US is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
To avoid costly and expensive legal battles
However, it can also be a legal minefield when you don’t know what you are doing. But the best way to avoid legal issues is to either pay for the rights to royalty-free music websites like Melody Loops Music for Mobile Apps or use public domain recordings.
The EU is now even increasing the number of fines, regardless of where your business is currently located. Whether you own a website, mobile app, or a blog, you should learn to avoid potential lawsuits and fines.
Rules of the game tightened for third-party apps
Privacy Policies for iOS Apps
Privacy Policies for Android Apps
The Google Play Developer Distribution agreement states that if you plant to make your app available on their platform, you must:
- Protect your user’s legal rights and privacy
- Make your users aware that their data will be used by your app
- Provide users legally adequate notification and protection
Ensuring customer satisfaction via trust-building
After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica fiasco that said to have played a critical role in the 2016’s US Presidential election. This led to a lot of tension and uproar among users worldwide as they reckoned their personal data is not safe. But this did not let to the downfall of its usage.
So the go-to terms are trust, solace, relief.