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New California Law Requires Disclosure of Websites’ ‘Do Not Track’ Policies

Posted in Data Protection Law Compliance, Privacy Policy, Privacy Rights

On Friday, September 27, 2013, Governor Brown signed California Assembly Bill 370 (AB 370), an amendment aimed at strengthening the state’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), into law. AB 370 requires websites and online services that collect personally identifiable information to disclose how they respond to users’ “do not track” requests. We recommend that our… Continue Reading

California’s Simitian Moves to Bolster Data Breach Notices

Posted in Data Theft

California State Senator, Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who authored the state’s existing data breach law in 2002, has introduced Senate Bill 24 to strengthen the content of notices provided to individuals when their personal information has been hacked, stolen or lost. If passed, Senate Bill 24 proposes to offer individuals better protection against identity theft… Continue Reading

Proposed California Data Breach Law Could Create a Clearinghouse

Posted in Data Protection Law Compliance

We have written before about how the lack of a national clearinghouse for large data breaches is a significant shortcoming of existing federal law. We have also speculated that if a large state were to create a de facto clearinghouse, the shortcoming may be partially alleviated. President Obama’s administration may be disappointing many privacy experts… Continue Reading