Privacy and mobile apps

April 30, 2013 - 8:07am

Mobile applications or ‘apps’ are software programs designed to run on a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile device.  Mobile apps can capture a range of personal information such as location, device or contact information. Queensland Government agencies contemplating developing and deploying apps need to consider their privacy obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2009.

To coincide with Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Information Commissioner has released an information resource setting out actions agencies can take to manage the potential privacy implications of mobile apps. View Guideline-Privacy and mobile apps.