U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Short Form Notice Code of Conduct To Promote Transparency In Mobile App Practices (redline draft) (July 25, 2013) (full-text).
This is a draft of a voluntary code of conduct for mobile applications. The code sets out guidelines for short form notices that application developers and publishers can use to inform consumers about the collection and sharing of consumer information with third parties.
This code of conduct incorporates guidance from privacy, civil liberties, and consumer advocates, app developers, app publishers, and other entities across the mobile ecosystem. The transparency created by displaying information about application practices in a consistent way as set forth in this code is intended to help consumers compare and contrast data practices of apps. These short notices seek to enhance consumer trust in app information practices without discouraging innovation in mobile app notice or interfering with or undermining the consumer's experience.