One rule to rule them all.
You don’t see this happen very often but Apple, Google, Microsoft and RIM have all gotten together and agreed upon standards for privacy policies assocciated with apps in their respective app stores. The provisions require developers of apps that collect personal information include privacy policies with their apps that can be viewed directly from the store before downloading the apps themselves. This is what the California Attorney General’s office announced:
Finally, the agreement requires that the companies provide simple methods for users to report apps that do not comply with privacy requirements, as well as systems for dealing with those reports.