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California AG Harris urges app developers to respect users' privacy

Zach Miners | April 11, 2013
The wealth of personal data that mobile apps collect on their users needs to be conspicuously stated to consumers or developers could face legal heat, California attorney general Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday.

"I agree with you, but at the same time I'm terrified of you," said Jonathan Nelson, a developer with the group Hackers & Founders, during a panel discussion. Part of the issue, he said, is that developers don't have enough resources available to them to make sense of the legal landscape.

"I suspect there are a number of people who are scared that they could violate digital privacy laws inadvertently," Nelson said.

 

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