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Attorney General To Fine Noncompliant Apps

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 5, 2012

ArsTechnica reports on California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ plans to fine mobile app developers who don’t have a privacy policy clearly visible to consumers. On October 30, Harris started notifying developers that they are covered under California’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which applies to any service provider that collects information from any Californian, the report states. Harris worked with major platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Apple to bring apps they sell into compliance in February. Developers who do not comply with the law may face fines of up to $2,500 per app download. Meanwhile, Forbes reports on apps’ storage of consumers’ personal information and steps consumers can take to control their own data.
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