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NEW YORK Dec 6 California's attorney general
office said on Thursday it was suing Delta Air Lines Inc
the first-ever legal action under the state's online privacy
The lawsuit targets Delta's 'Fly Delta' app for smartphones
and other electronic devices. The app allows customers to check
in online, view reservations and book flights, collecting
significant personal data from users, including the user's name,
phone number, email and geographic location.
The civil complaint filed in a California state court
since at least 2010, violating the California Online Privacy
Protection Act, a 2004 state law.
Delta was given 30 days to conspicuously post a privacy
policy telling its Fly Delta app users what information was
being collected and how it was being used, but did not, the
attorney general's office said.
It added that Delta could face up to $2,500 for each
Delta could not be immediately reached for comment Thursday
"Losing your personal privacy should not be at the cost of
using mobile apps, but all too often is," Attorney General
Kamala Harris said in a statement.
"California law is clear that mobile apps collecting
personal information need privacy policies, and that the users
of those apps deserve to know what is being done with their
The case is People v. Delta Air Lines Inc., in California
Superior Court, San Francisco, 12-526741.