There has been quite a lot of new over the last few weeks regarding user privacy on mobile apps, and now six major companies have agreed to a new privacy regulation in California which requires mobile applications to come with explicit privacy policies.
The six companies who have agreed to the new regulation include Google, Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Amazon and HP, and the new regulation is intended to offer better privacy protection for users of mobile applications.
The new agreement will require all mobile applications to clearly display privacy policies before the application is downloaded by the end user, and these new policies must specifically state what information will be used by the application.
The companies must also now give users of the applications a way to report applications that don’t comply with the guidelines, and any application developer who doesn’t comply with the terms of their application policies could be prosecuted in California.
Source Digital Trends
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