“Your personal privacy should not be the cost of using mobile apps, but all too often it is..This agreement strengthens the privacy protections of California consumers and of millions of people around the globe who use mobile apps. 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. California has a unique commitment to protecting the privacy of our residents. Our constitution directly guarantees a right to privacy, and we will defend it. Forging this common statement of mobile privacy principles shows the power of collaboration — among government, industry and consumers — to create solutions to problems no one group can tackle alone.”
As reported by the Washington Post, a letter sent by “dozens of state attorneys general” to Larry Page today claimed Google’s new privacy policies coming March 1 “forces these consumers to allow information across these products to be shared, without giving them the proper ability to opt out.” They are asking for a meeting to answers their concerns by Feb. 29. We will keep you posted.
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