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Hyperlocals Must Move Quickly to Post Privacy Policies for Apps

Brian Dengler

Hyperlocals Must Move Quickly to Post Privacy Policies for Apps

Makers of location-based apps need to develop privacy policies soon, regulators warned today. California’s special assistant attorney general for technology told a group of mobile developers that the California Attorney General’s office will begin taking regulatory action in six months if app stores do not put in place a system to protect user privacy…

California Requires App Makers to Post Privacy Policies

Brian Dengler

California Requires App Makers to Post Privacy Policies

The California Attorney General’s office has struck a deal with Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research in Motion in which the companies will require mobile app developers to post privacy policies. This means that many hyperlocal apps that use location data may be required to provide privacy information.