ESRB extends Privacy Certified program to mobile developers

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has announced the expansion of its Privacy Certified program to cover mobile app developers.

The organization says it will provide developers with a number of tools for certification, including privacy risk assessment of apps, ongoing compliance monitoring and assistance for meeting impending parental consent requirements.

The move takes place ahead of the US government’s Child Online Privacy Protection Act, which goes into effect on July 1st.

The act will impose new requirements on developers to help secure personal information of mobile users. The ESRB’s new services look to guide devs who want to meet the requisites.

Studios that utilize the available services and meet the requirements will be able to promote their products with seals of approval from the ESRB that notes the app’s participation in the program.

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