Mobile Application Developers: California AG Settlement with Amazon, Google, Apple and Other Mobile Appcation Platform Providers Sends Privacy Compliance Obligations Your Way

This post was written by Paul Bond, Christopher G. Cwalina, Khurram Nasir Gore, Amy S. Mushahwar and Steven B. Roosa.

A warning from the California Attorney General’s office to mobile app developers: “Don’t get cute!” On February 22, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office and the six leading mobile application platform providers – Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and RIM – have agreed to a statement of principles that ask mobile app developers to inform users of their privacy practices before users purchase or download the app. In a press conference, Harris made it clear that failure to comply with the agreed-to principles by the thousands of mobile app developers churning out applications could lead to lawsuits being filed by the Attorney General’s office against developers.

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