This post was written by Paul Bond, Christopher G. Cwalina, Khurram Nasir Gore, Amy S. Mushahwar and Steven B. Roosa.

A warning from the California Attorney General’s office to mobile app developers: “Don’t get cute!” On February 22, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office and the six leading mobile application platform providers – Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and RIM – have agreed to a statement of principles that ask mobile app developers to inform users of their privacy practices before users purchase or download the app. In a press conference, Harris made it clear that failure to comply with the agreed-to principles by the thousands of mobile app developers churning out applications could lead to lawsuits being filed by the Attorney General’s office against developers.

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