California sues Delta Airlines over mobile app privacy violations
California's attorney general has filed the state's first-ever mobile application privacy lawsuit against Delta Airlines, alleging the Atlanta-based carrier failed to properly clarify what personal information it collects from consumers and what it does with that data.
The suit seeks immediate changes to the Fly Delta app and penalties of up to $2,500 for each violation. Harris adds Delta was given 30 days to comply with the Online Privacy Protection Act before the suit was filed.
The suit against Delta follows 10 months after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Hewlett Packard agreed to expanded privacy principles bringing the mobile ecosystem in line with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. The agreement commits the six platform providers to educating developer partners about their obligations to respect consumer privacy and to disclose what private information they collect, how they use the information and with whom it is shared. The companies also must offer tools for users to report non-compliant apps and implement processes to respond to customer concerns.
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