California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced an agreement between California DOJ, Apple, Google, Research In Motion, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Amazon, which will establish policies that require app-developers to have privacy policies in place for apps that collect personal information.
In all reality, I applaud this move by California’s Attorney General, especially in light of the rather lax privacy protections offered. However, I don’t know what difference this new measure will make, except to ensure that consumers fail to read one more disclosure (are they reading anything now?), and give class-action
vampires lawyers another thing to sue for (don’t get me wrong, I love class-action vampires lawyers, I received a check for $0.43 in a recent class-action “consumer” settlement).
I know the point of the AG’s agreement is to ensure “disclosure,” but I think the general consumer cares very little about privacy to begin with. What do you think?