App developers want to inform consumers clearly and accurately, but traditional privacy policies written in legalese are difficult for consumers to understand. The Application Developers Alliance and its member Intuit have partnered to provide open source code for consumer-friendly short-form privacy notices--simple, easily understandable screens that clearly inform consumers what data the app is collecting and with whom the data is shared. The screens supplement traditional privacy policies by summarizing important information in a consumer-friendly design.
Get the code on GitHub: https://github.com/appsalliance/privacynotices
The short-form notices allow developers to comply with the Mobile App Privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct created through U.S. government-hosted talks on mobile app privacy in 2012-2013. App industry stakeholders and consumer and privacy advocacy groups reached common ground to develop the Voluntary guidelines for what apps should communicate with consumers about their data collection practices.