SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced this week that she has started to formally notify up to 100 mobile application companies and developers of their non-compliance with state privacy law.
"Protecting the privacy of online consumers is a serious law enforcement matter," Harris said. "We have worked hard to ensure that app developers are aware of their legal obligations to respect the privacy of Californians, but it is critical that we take all necessary steps to enforce California's privacy laws."
The California Online Privacy Protection Act is one of the privacy laws enforced by the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. The unit was created in 2012 in an effort to enforce state and federal laws related to the disclosure, retention, collection and destruction of sensitive or private information by organizations, the government and individuals. The unit enforces laws related to government records, identity theft, financial privacy, health privacy, cyber privacy and data breaches.