Apple, Google, MS, 3 others on board with mobile apps privacy mandate

February 27, 2012

24 February 2012. Concerns about privacy are dominating the world of technology, but a new agreement hopes to bring some clarity and consistency to the issue at hand specifically regarding mobile devices.

Drafted by California's attorney general and signed by six tech companies, the pact will call for app developers to provide clear information on their individual privacy policies before their products are downloaded.

The accord, signed by Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google, Research in Motion and Hewlett-Packard, will mandate that mobile apps downloaded must provide detailed information on what personal data will be collected and how it will be used.

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