California Attorney General Brings Privacy Law Enforcement Action Against Delta Air Lines Over "Fly Delta" Mobile Application
December 7, 2012White & Case Technology Newsflash
Daren M. Orzechowski
, Caitlin Alexandra Johnston
1 - Complaint, People of Cal. v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., No. 12-526741 (Cal. Super. Ct. filed Dec. 6, 2012) (hereinafter, "Complaint"); see also Press Release, Cal. Att'y. Gen., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Suit Against Delta Airlines for Failure to Comply with California Privacy Law (Dec. 6, 2010), available at oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases.
3 - Complaint at 4-6.
4 - Id. at 4.
5 - Id. at 5.
6 - Id. at 8.
7 - Press Release, Cal. Att'y Gen., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Secures Global Agreement to Strengthen Privacy Protections for Users of Mobile Applications (Oct. 30, 2012), available at oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases.
8 - Id. (the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit was created in July 2012).
10 - Press Release, Cal. Att'y Gen., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Secures Global Agreement to Strengthen Privacy Protections for Users of Mobile Applications (Feb. 22, 2012), available at oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases (hereinafter "Feb. 2012 Press Release") (a copy of the Joint Statement of Principles is available in .pdf form at this link); Press Release, Cal. Att'y Gen., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Expansion of California's Consumer Privacy Protections to Social Apps as Facebook Signs Apps Agreement (Jun. 22, 2012), available at oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases (announcing Facebook as the seventh signatory to the Joint Statement of Principles).
11 - Feb. 2012 Press Release at "Updated Mobile Apps Information.pdf" (at link provided supra, note 10).
12 - Feb. 2012 Press Release at "Updated Mobile Apps Information.pdf" (at link provided supra, note 10).
13 - See CalOPPA § 22575.
14 - Feb. 2012 Press Release at "Updated Mobile Apps Information.pdf" (at link provided supra, note 10). For information on the survey, see TRUSTe, More Consumers Say Privacy – Over Security – is Biggest Concern When Using Mobile Applications on Smartphones (Apr. 27, 2011) available at truste.com/about-TRUSTe/press-room/news_truste_mobile_privacy_survey_results_2011.
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