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Delta Air Lines Sued by California Over Internet Privacy

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. was sued over claims its mobile phone application “Fly Delta” violates the California’s Internet privacy law because it doesn’t describe what personal information is being collected and how it will be used, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said.

Harris said in an e-mailed statement that the app has been in operation since 2010 and collects users’ names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and other information. Harris’s lawsuit seeks to block the app unless it includes a privacy policy, plus penalties of as much as $2,500 for each violation.

Harris said yesterday the complaint was filed in state court in San Francisco. The lawsuit couldn’t be confirmed in electronic court records.

California’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires websites and online services that collect personal information to conspicuously post a privacy policy.

A call to Atlanta-based Delta’s after-hours media pager wasn’t immediately returned yesterday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Karen Gullo in San Francisco at kgullo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net

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