This new agreement between the app stores and California, will bring the six major app markets to code with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Developers who do not comply with these new requirements can be charged under California law.
"Your personal privacy should not be the cost of using mobile apps, but all too often it is," said Attorney General Harris.
"This agreement strengthens the privacy protections of California consumers and of millions of people around the globe who use mobile apps," Attorney General Harris continued. "By ensuring that mobile apps have privacy policies, we create more transparency and give mobile users more informed control over who accesses their personal information and how it is used."
-You can read the rest of the policy at the source, linked below.
Do you feel this new policy is the answer to our problems? Will this policy make developers think twice before “forgetting” they added a sneaky little feature? Are there features you would like to see on your mobile device to combat privacy concerns? Leave us your thoughts below.
Source: California Department of Justice
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