California AG and Mobile Platforms Agree to Require Privacy Policies for Apps

Posted on February 24th, 2012 in Digital Commerce, State Issues By BuckleySandler

On February 22, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced an agreement with six leading mobile platform companies to ensure that apps on those platforms have privacy policies. Privacy policies are already required under the California Online Privacy Protection Act, which governs commercial websites and online services that collect personal data from California residents. The new agreement also includes commitments from the six companies – Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Research in Motion – to educate app developers about user privacy obligations.