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Re: Privacy Design Guidelines by GSMA

From: Pat Walshe <PWalshe@gsm.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:28:23 +0100
To: "Chappelle, Kasey, Vodafone Group" <Kasey.Chappelle@vodafone.com>, "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB95F502.65EE%pwalshe@gsm.org>
Great points Kasey and here is another app developer welcoming the GSMA
guidelines and efforts by app developers to address privacy


On 26/03/2012 10:22, "Chappelle, Kasey, Vodafone Group"
<Kasey.Chappelle@vodafone.com> wrote:

>If I may contribute here, since Vodafone was one of the leaders of the
>GSMA's Mobile Privacy Initiative . . . (thanks, Karl, for the plug).
>The MPI is intended to be a cross-industry initiative, and we've spent
>the last couple of years working with other players, including integral
>participation from app developers, to create and then gather support for
>these guidelines. It was very important that we as carriers take action
>here, since we're increasingly being held accountable, by our customers
>and our regulators, for the applications and services that our services
>and devices make available (especially those of us in the EU, given that
>we are most likely to be the participant in the mobile app ecosystem over
>which regulators have jurisdiction).
>If you take a look at the guidelines, they are very much not "don't
>collect personal data" - in fact, it's in no one's interest for that to
>be the position carriers take (our customers certainly wouldn't thank us
>for it). But they are intended to strike a balance between the interests
>of all participants  to have a vibrant and commercially viable app
>market, and the best interests of our customers to be confident that they
>can participate in this market without concerns for their privacy.
>That said, if there's something there that you have any questions or
>concerns about, please do get in touch. I'd welcome any feedback you can
>provide that can help us continue to develop and evolve these guidelines.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Barnes [mailto:richard.barnes@gmail.com]
>Sent: 26 March 2012 10:11
>To: Karl Dubost
>Cc: public-privacy (W3C mailing list)
>Subject: Re: Privacy Design Guidelines by GSMA
>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> wrote:
>> The GSMA organization has published guidelines for people creating
>>mobile applications.
>> There is at the beginning some definitions about the terms in the
>>    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.
>>    - 
>> http://www.gsma.com/documents/privacy-design-guidelines-for-mobile-app
>> lication-development/20008
>> 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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