Delta app

Delta Airlines has updated its Android app, bringing $2,500,000,000 worth of new features. All in the form of a privacy policy. 

It's still the same app as before, letting you check in to your flights, grab a mobile boarding pass, or even check your SkyMiles balance. If you are a frequent flier on Delta, it's probably a very useful download.

So what is this upgrade all about, and what does it have to do with billions of dollars? Good question, with an easy answer. Seems that the state of California slapped Delta with a lawsuit because the app had no clear privacy policy attached. Delta had 30 days to comply, or be faced with fines that could total up to $2.5 billion (with a b). Rather than make a large donation to California's economy, Delta updated their app today. Quick work, and the addition of the privacy policy is easy to get to -- simply tap Traveling with Us, then tap Privacy Policy. 

It's good to see a privacy policy for any app, especially one that collects your credit card info by design. It's also good on some level that the state of California looks out for their citizens, keeping them safe from those who would steal and abuse their private data.

But I can't shake the feeling that threatening a $2.5 billion fine ($2,500 per download)is the best way to go about it. Anyhoo, if you're using the Delta app go grab the update, and if you're not using it but think you should be, download it from Google Play.

More: InformationWeek

 
There are 7 comments

piizzadude says:

California really coulda used the money

Mukund Dhore says:

Thanks

tbolt1973 says:

Now get their app to work with Nexus 7.

eahinrichsen says:

Delta has by far the best app of any US airline. It's a shame my company won't let me fly Delta anymore...

Rob White says:

California... The undisputed home of fruits & nuts.

Dan29466 says:

Dear California, please go #%&@ yourself. Got a problem with the app? Uninstall it you worthless pieces of *@&#.

emaddox84 says:

I tried to use this app, but it asks for a skymiles pin. All I have is a full on password as they have apparently deprecated pins. How are you supposed to log in if you only have a password?