Keywords:  Privacy, Public Policy,

2022

Investigating the Compliance of Android App Developers with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Nikita Samarin, PhD Student, EECS, UC Berkeley
Chris Hoofnagle, Professor of Law in Residence and Adjunct Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Jordan Fischer, Professor of Law and Lecturer, School of Information, UC Berkeley and Drexel University School of Law
Primal Wijesekera, Staff Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute, UC Berkeley

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides California residents with a range of enhanced privacy protections and rights. Our project aims to investigate the extent to which Android app developers comply with the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that require them to provide consumers with accurate privacy notices and respond to consumers’ “right to know” requests by disclosing personal information that they have collected, used, or shared about them for a business or commercial purpose. In doing so, we aim to understand whether the information provided by developers in privacy notices and in response to “right to know” requests is complete and accurate, and whether the response accurately explains how this data has been collected, used, and shared.