Mobile App Privacy Developments In California

The Attorney General of California has begun sending non-compliance letters to mobile app developers who are not complying with the State’s privacy laws because their apps do not have a privacy policy. The apps targeted are available through the Apple App Store and Google Play platforms.

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) requires that commercial web sites and online services post a privacy policy that, among other things, is conspicuously posted and reasonable accessible by the consumer, if the site collects personally identifiable information via the Internet about individual consumers who use or visit the site and reside in California.

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