“Protecting the privacy of online consumers is a serious law enforcement matter,” Harris said in a written statement. “We have worked hard to ensure that app developers are aware of their legal obligations to respect the privacy of Californians, but it is critical that we take all necessary steps to enforce California’s privacy laws.”
Delta also responded: “We have received the letter from the Attorney General and intend to provide the requested information.”]
Harris wants to extend privacy protections required by California law to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, rules that previously existed just for Internet use on computers. While she can’t write new laws for mobile apps, she’s broadening the scope of a 2004 state law that says online services that collect personal info from consumers to have privacy policies.
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris puts mobile apps on notice about privacy [Los Angeles Times]