While many benefits come from the ability to run mobile apps using wireless location-based services (LBS), with these benefits also come privacy risks. It is not uncommon for popular LBS-enabled tools to lack clear disclosure about personal information collection, how the data is used, and the process for consumer consent. Failing to design a mobile app that covers these bases invites government investigations and lawsuits. This article provides a list of tips to help LBS-based businesses that want to avoid becoming future legal or media targets. These companies need to take stock of existing business practices and identify where updates may be appropriate.
The article, "5 Privacy Tips for Location-Based Services," is used with permission and originally published by Mashable.