California Threats App Developers with $2,500 Fine Per Download for Violating Privacy Law
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is notifying app developers and companies to post privacy notices for users or risk fines of up to $2,500 every time their app is downloaded.
Announcing that notification letters will be sent to 100 app developers and companies telling them of the new California privacy law, Harris said online customer privacy should not be taken lightly.
“Protecting the privacy of online consumers is a serious law enforcement matter,” said Harris. “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.“
With Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research In Motion jumped on the bandwagon in February by complying with the new mobile-app privacy law, Facebook also agreed to the terms in June.