Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Research In Motionagreed to be bound by the principles of the normative California Online Privacy Protection Act to establish minimum standards of data protection to any application on mobile devices used in these companies.
The deal was done to improve the protection of consumer privacy applications on mobile phones and tablets, a compromise supported by the authorities of California, reveals a statement by the companies, on Wednesday, 22/02. Currently,22 of the 30 most downloaded applications do not provide information aboutprivacy. Some allow access to users' contacts agendas.
The agreement between the major platforms, especially represented by the Apple(iPhone and iPad) and Google with its Android operating system, will, according toHarris, which will benefit not only residents in California, but "millions of people worldwide applications that use. "
The technology giant also pledged to educate developers about their obligationsregarding user privacy, and be introduced to tools to alert consumers about applications that do not comply with privacy regulations.