California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently filed her first privacy suit against a mobile app developer since launching her major push for mobile apps to provide adequate privacy notices. As you may recall, the California Attorney General has been actively enforcing California’s privacy laws and has entered into an agreement with major app platforms to require app developers to provide consumers with links to their privacy policies. More information on this agreement is available here.
This recent lawsuit is a sign to all mobile app developers that mobile apps should include appropriate privacy policies. Absent and inaccurate privacy notices may result in an action by the California Attorney General or even the Federal Trade Commission.