- California Attorney General Reaches Agreement With Mobile Platform Providers
- March 8, 2012 | Author: Stuart D. Levi
- Law Firm: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - New York Office
Under the joint statement, the platform operators agreed that in the application submission process for a new or updated app, they will prompt app developers to provide the text of, or a link to, their policies. Once this text or link is provided, the mobile operators will make it accessible from the app store. Users also will be presented with the opportunity to report apps that don’t comply with their stated policies, and the platforms will develop a mechanism for responding to these reports.
Through the joint statement, Harris has addressed the fact that many mobile apps lack privacy policies by targeting the platforms through which these apps are distributed to the public. The Joint Statement also represents an interesting use of an industry code of conduct to help drive compliance with an existing piece of legislation.