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.

Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft and Research In Motion will now provide app developers with Web links or otherwise inserted text that discloses the personal data policy for the app prior to download, under an agreement announced Wednesday by AG Kamala D. Harris. That falls in line with conspicuous privacy policy postings for apps on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices stated in the California Online Privacy Protection Act.

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