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Re: Privacy Design Guidelines by GSMA

From: Pat Walshe <PWalshe@gsm.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:25:36 +0100
To: Richard Barnes <richard.barnes@gmail.com>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, Graham Lee <iamleeg@fuzzyaliens.com>
CC: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB95F1DB.65D0%pwalshe@gsm.org>
Hi Richard,

Yes, the GSMA did talk to a lot of developers and others in the mobile ecosystem who commented on the guidelines during our public consultation on them last year. App developers we have talked to welcome guidance on this very important issue.  FYI - we also presented to the W3C on this issue.

Here are what some carriers think about the guidelines http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/about/about_us/privacy/GSMA_applications.html & http://creatingapps.telekomaustria.com/operators-announce-initiative-for-mobile-app-privacy.html Also, here's some press commentary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17178954

Let's not forget that 'carriers' also develop apps for their customers and that those carriers connect an awful lot of people who trust their carriers.

You may be interested in this grass roots initiative, 'The App Makers Privacy Pledge' http://iamleeg.github.com/privacy-pledge/ which is fantastic to see.

Best wishes


On 26/03/2012 10:11, "Richard Barnes" <richard.barnes@gmail.com<mailto:richard.barnes@gmail.com>> wrote:

I'm a little puzzled here.  GSMA is an carrier association, not an app
developer association.  (And those are *very* *different*
communities.)  Did anyone actually talk to app developers about this?

On skimming, the content looks pretty non-controversial (at least for
this crowd), but I have serious doubts about a carrier-generated
document getting implemented by developers.  For example, the carriers
might be happy to say "don't collect personal information", since
their revenue streams don't depend on it; empirically, app developers
have a very different opinion.


On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com<mailto:karld@opera.com>> wrote:
The GSMA organization has published guidelines for people creating mobile applications.
There is at the beginning some definitions about the terms in the guidelines.

   Privacy: Privacy is a dynamic concept that can mean different things
   to different people. For the purposes of these guidelines, privacy
   is defined as the ability of individuals to know how their personal
   information will be collected, shared and used, and to exercise
   choice and control over its use.

Then follow a list of principles with for each of them

* Guideline
* Implementation
* Use Case and Examples

There is also a website http://www.gsma.com/mobile-and-privacy/

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software

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