Harris Pushes Mobile App Privacy

April 10, 2013 By Rachelle Chong

Today, at a San Francisco workshop on “The Future of Privacy + Innovation in California: A Workshop for App Developers,” California Attorney General AG Kamala Harris offered praise to big platforms for mobile applications like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft and RIM, who participated in and agreed to a joint statement of principles on consumer privacy. At the same time, she warned companies with mobile sites like Delta Airlines, who failed to comply with California law requiring privacy notices in its applications despite receiving a warning letter with a 30-day cure period. In December 2012, the California Attorney General sued Delta Airlines for failing to include privacy notices in its mobile apps.This self-acknowledged “carrot and stick approach” is deliberate, according to Harris keynote remarks today. The AG went to great lengths to pr

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