California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris speaks at the Democratic National… (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles…)
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris put United Airlines on notice Friday via Twitter.
United Airlines responded with an emailed statement.
Harris is looking to extend privacy protections that are commonplace on the Web to smartphones and tablets. She can't write new rules for mobile apps. Instead, she is broadly interpreting a 2004 state law that requires "online services" that collect personal information from consumers to have privacy policies.
In February, her office brokered a deal with six of the largest companies running mobile app stores. Under the deal, Apple Inc., Google Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp., Research in Motion Ltd. and Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to give apps the ability to conspicuously post clear and complete information on how they collect, use and share consumer data.
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