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Mobile App Operators Announce Agreement with California Attorney General

In response to consumer privacy concerns, the leading operators of mobile application platforms – Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation, and Research in Motion Limited (the Mobile App Operators) – announced an agreement with the California Attorney General setting forth improved privacy protections for app users.

The Mobile App Operators agreed to privacy principles that are designed to bring the industry in line with a California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to post a privacy policy (a notable development, given the fact the majority of mobile apps today do not contain a privacy policy). The agreement will also give consumers the opportunity to review an app’s privacy policy before downloading the app. Developers who fail to comply with their stated privacy policies could be prosecuted under California’s Unfair Competition Law and/or False Advertising Law. More…

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