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Client Alert: California Attorney General Released Comprehensive Mobile Privacy Recommendations that Affect the Entire Mobile Industry

On January 10, 2013, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a set of mobile privacy recommendations entitled “Privacy on the Go”, which were primarily targeted at mobile application or “app” developers, but also made suggestions for the entire mobile ecosystem.  In this advisory, Partner Mary Ellen Callahan and Associates Michael Borgia and David Didion outline these new recommendations and explore their potential impact on developers, networks and providers.  Moreover, they provide valuable perspective on the enforceability of these guidelines—comprehensive and aggressive—and discuss what steps companies should consider taking in the event these recommendations are eventually adopted into law.