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Increasing Use of Mobile Devices, Collection
Of Consumer Information Drive FTC Interest

May 28, 2013, 4:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO—Federal Trade Commission interest in mobile devices parallels the rising use of mobile devices and the rising amount of data collected about consumers, privacy professionals heard May 20.

Manas Mohapatra, director of the FTC’s Mobile Policy, Mobile Technology Unit, told the Practising Law Institute privacy conference that the commission’s work over the past three years is a road map of actions driven by consumer complaints.

“One thing that we’ve been trying to make clear is that the FTC Act covers a broad spectrum of the mobile ecosystem, and that includes the platform providers, app developers, but also handset manufacturers,”...

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