The Lazy Geeks

Phone-privacy

Last week, Path came under scrutiny and this week the United States government jumps in to try and save the day. After the debacle of Path last week, California’s Attorney General has reached a privacy commitment from all the major players in the mobile industry that they will comply with new privacy standards to strengthen user-privacy and transparency policies for mobile apps, according to Wired.

Apple, Google, HP, Amazon, Microsoft and RIM have signed on to this new agreement, which commits the companies, and their app developers, to follow “privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with a California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to have a privacy policy.” Anyone found not complying with the rules can be prosecuted under California’s Unfair Competition Law or False Advertising Law, or both.

This agreement comes after Apple claiming that Path didn’t comply with their app…

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