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What's Next? Congress Holds Hearing on Companies' Use of Consumer Data

What's Next? Congress Holds Hearing on Companies' Use of Consumer Data

 

When there's gridlock in Washington, like we've seen for most of 2017, Congress reacts by holding hearings both to appear busy and to lay the foundation on policy priorities they'll act upon once movement resumes. Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing focused on data. Data drives the digital economy and our members use it daily to reach and serve users. Changes to how it's regulated will impact developers across the globe, how they build apps, work with platforms, and collect and use consumer information. If you're a developer or rely on them to operate, you should be on alert and at the ready to ensure your ability to conduct business and innovate isn't significantly hindered when Congress inevitably takes action on data.  

One Cloud Is Better Than Two

One Cloud Is Better Than Two

What the heck is Privacy Shield, and why should application and other software developers care? The answer, in part, is that developers everywhere are looking at a future where data is either free to flow or blocked at the border; circulating inside two completely disconnected clouds or in one. It's important enough that policy heavyweights from the US and EU are taking the time to meet face to face this week in DC to discuss the future shape of the internet with (hopefully) or without (catastrophe) it.

The Impact of Brexit on the UK Tech Industry

The Impact of Brexit on the UK Tech Industry

A historic event took place on 24 June: Brexit. In the UK referendum, 52% of the electorate voted to leave the European Union (EU). This is an unprecedented situation in history - no country has ever left the EU before. 

The Apps Alliance team in London reached out to find out how our members, partners and the tech community will be affected and what will be the impact on the app industry as a whole.