Calif A.G. Says Delta App Violates Privacy Law
The complaint, filed on Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, charges Delta with violating the 2003 California Online Privacy Protection Act. That law requires Web site operators that collect personally identifiable information from state residents to conspicuously display links to privacy policies.
The suit comes six weeks after Kamala notified 100 companies, including Delta, that they risked an enforcement action if they failed to include privacy policies to their apps. Other companies she reportedly warned include OpenTable and United Airlines.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of privacy-related actions Harris has taken. Earlier this year, she convinced six companies with app marketplaces -- Google, Apple, Research in
Motion, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Amazon -- to say they will require that apps available on their platforms have privacy policies. Several months later, Facebook agreed to do the same.
This summer, Harris created a new unit within the office, the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit, in order to enforce a variety of privacy-related laws, including regulations about data collection, financial records and identity theft.