Mobile Technology

California Goes After Mobile Apps over Privacy Notices

Or rather, their lack of them


California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris this week began putting top mobile app makers on notice that they will be held accountable for how they handle Californians' personal information.

The state's top cop has sent out notices to 100 mobile apps that don't have a written privacy policy posted on their mobile apps that explains what information the app collects and shares.

Harris initially targeted the most popular mobile apps, among them Open Table and apps for Delta and United Airlines.