Mobile Technology

California Attorney General Issues "Privacy Recommendations" for Mobile Developers

Might want to focus on privacy violations by the state instead


Building on her campaign to improve privacy for mobile phone and tablet users, California's top law enforcement officer on Thursday issued a list of recommended "best practices" for app developers, advertising networks and others in the mobile Internet industry.

The recommendations from Attorney General Kamala Harris are believed to be the first to come from a state-level official in this country, at a time when the industry and federal authorities are wrestling with growing concerns about the amount of personal data that is transmitted and shared when people play online games or use other services.