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California Attorney General forges deal on mobile app privacy protections (Podcast)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announces app privacy deal (Credit: California Department of Justice)

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced an agreement with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, and Research In Motion that would require app developers to abide by California’s existing privacy law.  That deal, according to CNET news, “will require developers to include privacy policies in their apps so that users will be informed about the data that apps will access, use, and share before they download the apps.”

In a press release, the Attorney General’s office said that agreement brings the industry “in line with a California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to have a privacy policy.”

To learn more about the deal, Larry spoke by phone with Ms. Harris shortly after the announcement.

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