Microsoft one of several companies to disclose app data usage policy
A new agreement has been made between Microsoft and several big name companies when it comes to disclosing app data usage. The new agreement will require these companies to inform app users how much data will be used by that app before it is downloaded.
The agreement, led by California’s Office of the Attorney General, has companies such as Microsoft as well as Google, Apple, Amazon, HP, and RIM, working on improving their privacy policies in their apps so that users can be informed on how much data will be used by the app. This comes after mobile apps were discovered using address book data without user notification or consent.