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New Tool in Calif. AG’s Privacy Enforcement Efforts: Consumers

by Reed Smith on

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is enlisting new enforcers in her efforts to get companies to comply with the state’s privacy policy requirements: members of the public. On October 14, Harris released an online...more

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Provides New Online Tool to Report California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) Violations

It’s time for a compliance check on those website or mobile app privacy policies, before the California Attorney General comes knocking. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced the release of a new tool for...more

Keep It Short and Prosper

by Ifrah PLLC on

What a difference two words can make. Just ask the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) or Americans for Prosperity (AFP), two organizations that filed separate lawsuits against the same defendant, California Attorney...more

Delta Wins CalOPPA Case – But Your Mobile App May Not Fly

In a decision favorable to the airline industry—but not helpful to other companies—the California Court of Appeal said that a privacy enforcement action against Delta is not going to fly. On May 25, 2016, the Court of Appeal...more

Municipalities May Not Grant Preferential Parking to Residents Based on Dwelling Type

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California Attorney General Addresses Local Preferential Parking Regulations - Local authorities may not institute preferential parking regulations that discriminate among residents based on the residents’ dwelling type,...more

California by the Numbers (Part 1): 24 Million Compromised in 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has released a report of the data breaches that have been reported to her office from 2012 until 2015. Although the California data breach notification law took effect in 2003,...more

California by the Numbers (Part 2): How to Stay out of the 2017 Report

Receently, we reviewed the staggering numbers in California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ 2016 Data Breach Report. In addition to providing a comprehensive analysis of four years of data breaches, the report provides...more

California AG Proposes State Consensus on Breach Laws

by Reed Smith on

Businesses scrambling to comply with the dozens of varying state laws governing data privacy and security breaches may have a new ally in California Attorney General Kamala Harris, but they shouldn’t expect her to relax any...more

Kamala Harris Puts Exxon Under Her Microscope: California AG Reportedly Has Launched Review of Oil Giant’s Statements On Climate...

Students of history know that fighting a two front war is a hazard to be avoided. According to the L.A. Times, however, that is precisely the dilemma that now faces Exxon Mobil: dual investigations from attorneys general on...more

California Attorney General Settlement Requires Hiring of Privacy Officer: Businesses with Web Presences Subject to Increasing...

by Goodwin on

On Friday, Oct. 2, home design and renovation company, Houzz, Inc., reached a settlement with the Office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris over allegations that Houzz had recorded customer and employee...more

California Attorney General’s Open Data Initiative – The Latest in State and Federal Government Efforts to Harness the Power of...

by Alston & Bird on

Early this month, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a unique data initiative to expand the public’s access to key criminal justice information that has been, to date, largely blocked from public...more

Advertising Law -- Jul 19, 2013

California AG Reports on Data Breaches - In a new report, California Attorney General Kamala Harris revealed that 2.5 million state residents were the victims of a data breach in 2012, with the average breach...more

FTC and California Attorney General Issue Reports on Mobile Privacy

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission and the California Attorney General have recently published reports focused on mobile privacy. The FTC’s “Mobile Privacy Disclosures” staff report, released on February 1, 2013, followed the...more

Recent Privacy Developments: California AG Continues to Lead on Mobile with New Recommendations and FTC Amends COPPA

Nearly all businesses today are involved in some way in the development or distribution of mobile applications. The first part of this Client Alert highlights recent activities of the California State Attorney General to...more

California’s Attorney General Releases Privacy Recommendations for Mobile Apps

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

California’s Attorney General released, on January 10, 2013, a lengthy set of recommended privacy practices aimed at app developers, app platform providers, mobile ad networks, operating system developers, and mobile...more

Privacy Resolutions for Mobile App Providers in the New Year

The end of 2012 saw a flurry of activity in the area of privacy enforcement. In July, Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California, announced the formation of California's own state agency to investigate and enforce the...more

Advertising Law -- Jan 02, 2013

In This Issue: Does a Virtual Pet Site Violate COPPA?; Legislative Updates: Geolocation bill and VPPA Updates Advance, ECPA Update Stalls; Dunkin’s “Best Coffee” Slogan Can’t Be Trademarked; Takeoff: First California...more

Increasing Scrutiny of Consumer Data Collection

by Morgan Lewis on

Recent FTC and California Attorney General actions highlight the need to reassess privacy policies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently ordered the data brokerage industry to provide information on the collection...more

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