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Privacy and Mobile Apps: The California AG Speaks Out

Posted in Class Action Trends

In recent months, we have seen growing interest in potential privacy issues in the context of mobile applications. Earlier this month, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released an official report—“Privacy On the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem”—with new privacy recommendations for the mobile industry. The report, while providing a “template” for best practices, suggests that app manufacturers take steps beyond what is required under current law. Please take a look at our assessment of the report—and the potential that it will be used by plaintiffs’ lawyers seeking a new source for privacy class actions.