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California AG Pushing Policies for All Apps

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 22, 2012

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is on a mission to extend privacy protections common on the Web to smart devices, reports the Los Angeles Times. In her efforts she has brokered deals with seven of the big tech firms, the latest of which is Facebook. In the agreement, any application in Facebook's new App Center will be required to have a privacy policy letting consumers know what information it collects and what it does with that information. Harris says, "App users should know what personal information is collected, how it is used and with whom it is shared. If they know all of that, then they will have the tools and the ability to protect themselves."
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