As many as 100 mobile application developers may be getting bad news this week in their mailboxes: According to California online privacy policies, their apps violate the law.
“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,” Harris said in the release.
So far, 20 letters have been sent out and may take up to two to three weeks for all letters to be delivered, Shum Preston, a spokesman for California Department of Justice told Inc.
Letters will be sent first to companies with the most popular mobile apps in violation of the law. Delta Airlines, United Continental Holdings, and online restaurant reservation service OpenTable are among the companies that have received the letter, Bloomberg News previously reported.
Companies can be fined up to $2,500 for each download of a non-compliant app under the state privacy law.