SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris says an agreement she reached Wednesday will strengthen privacy protections for users of mobile applications.
Harris says the agreement will have global ramifications.
"This agreement strengthens the privacy protections of California consumers and of millions of people around the globe who use mobile apps," Harris said.
Consumer Watchdog, a consumer protection group, said the agreement was a positive step but did not go far enough.
"It's even more difficult on small hand-held devices. We need a simple, persistent way to send a message that a user doesn't want to be tracked. We need Do Not Track legislation."
There are nearly one million apps for sale combined in the Apple App Store and Google's Android Market. Harris says the agreement brings the company in line with California law.
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