February 23, 2012 – Six of the leading mobile application providers in the U.S. have reached an agreement with the California Attorney General aimed at transparency with the collection of personal data.
The vendors committed to that privacy practice with their mobile application platforms and are working to implement them, though the deal does not “impose legally binding obligations” on the six app providers, according to a statement from Harris’ office. Harris said the agreement “shows the power of collaboration – among government, industry and consumers – to create solutions to problems no one group can tackle alone.”
Harris first met with representatives from the six app providers in August 2011 to improve compliance with the California privacy law.
Customer and mobile data collection efforts by private enterprises have also come under fire in the last week after widespread media reports on tracking of personal information, including one involving Google and Apple.
To read the full, official announcement, click here.