NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 9 that his office has reached settlements with mobile application developers AB Mobile Apps LLC and Bizness Apps LLC for alleged failures to disclose data collection practices in privacy policies.

 

Failure to properly disclose how a company collects information from consumers and how it uses that personal information in the company’s privacy policy is a deceptive trade practice, violating New York Executive Law § 63(12) and New York General Business Law § 349.

 

“New Yorkers have a right to know if a company collects and uses their personal information,” Schneiderman said. “In an age where data itself has become a commodity, companies must post privacy policies in a way that clearly and conspicuously discloses their data collection practices.”

 

To settle the claims, both companies agreed to better disclose the terms of their procedures related to consumer information in their privacy policies.

 

Handling the case for New York was Bureau of Internet and Technology deputy bureau chief Clark Russell, under the supervision of bureau chief Kathleen McGee.

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