This is the latest version - 2.3 - June 2013 - of the Best Practice Guidelines for Developing Quality Mobile Applications, updated to include an area on privacy.
With the Federal Trade Commission recently laying down new guidelines for mobile applications and the creation of the Application Privacy, Protection and Security (APPS) Bill, developers are under increasing pressure to improve privacy policies and data security within their mobile apps. If passed, APPS will require mobile developers to give notice and gain consent for any information gathering they do with mobile apps, as well as maintaining privacy policies and securing any data their app collects. With the recent news that the NSA is gathering consumer data from a range of technology companies the debate over privacy looks set to become the talking point of the mobile industry.
We have worked with GSMA to include the 29 guidelines laid out in the GSMA Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Application Development document.
The full GSMA document can be found at http://www.gsma.com/publicpolicy/mobile-and-privacy/design-guidelines