The CNIL is taking a step forward to safeguard user’s privacy in the mobile applications ecosystem. As mobile usage continues to skyrocket, the French regulatory body is drafting a recommendation to clarify the obligations of various players in this ecosystem. This initiative is part of their 2023 work program, focusing on promoting best practices and easing compliance with data protection regulations.
To create the draft, the CNIL has reached out to several players in the mobile apps ecosystem, including developers, SDK providers, and OS providers, among others. This consultation aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the sector, taking into account the insights collected from these players. The draft recommendation is open for public consultation until October 8th, 2023, targeting mobile application publishers, developers, SDK providers, Operating System providers, and application store providers.
The draft recommendation is designed to clearly define the roles of each player, ensure proper information and consent collection for users, and promote user-friendly best practices. It aims to clarify the lines of responsibility and promote transparency in the management of user consent. The CNIL believes that this will help foster an environment more respectful of data protection, whilst encouraging the creation of offline applications that naturally protect users’ privacy.
The consultation period ends on October 8th, 2023. Post this, the CNIL will adopt a final version of the recommendation. They are encouraging all stakeholders, including application publishers, developers, SDK providers, and OS providers, to participate in the consultation. Let’s join hands to create a safer, more transparent mobile ecosystem!