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Financial Services Report, Winter 2016

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

EDITOR’S NOTE - Hope you survived all of those awkward Thanksgiving holiday conversations— amazing how divided people are on whether the court got it right in the PHH case, isn’t it? So on we go into the holiday season,...more

California Attorney General Makes Privacy Public With New Crowdsourcing Tool For Reporting Of Privacy Policy Violations

by King & Spalding on

On October 14, the California Attorney General released a new online form designed to crowdsource reporting of allegedly inadequate privacy policies. The tool allows users to report violations of the California Online...more

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

California Attorney General 'Crowdsources' Reporting of Privacy Policy Violations

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

This initiative by the Attorney General is effective immediately and is just the latest example of California’s effort to increase enforcement of laws aimed at protecting the privacy and data security of individual consumers....more

Newly launched online complaint form in California boosts incentive to post accurate privacy policies

by DLA Piper on

Online businesses and those with mobile applications have a new incentive to post privacy policies that comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched...more

California Helps Consumers Crowdsource Privacy Policy Violations

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced yesterday that her office has rolled out a new online form to help consumers report companies who violate California’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). Under the...more

What to Consider When Drafting or Reviewing a Privacy Policy

by Bryan Cave on

Although financial institutions, health care providers, and websites directed to children are required to create consumer privacy policies under federal law, other types of websites are not. In 2003, California became the...more

California Court of Appeal Finds AG’s Privacy Suit Over Fly Delta Mobile App Is Preempted

In a recent ruling, California’s Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the dismissal of California’s complaint against Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”), which alleged that the company’s Fly Delta mobile application violated...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

Privacy Issues to Consider When Developing a Mobile App

by Bryan Cave on

Many of the most popular mobile apps collect personally identifiable information. Although most app developers are not required to display a privacy policy under federal law, they are contractually required to do so pursuant...more

Technical Body Moves Closer to Do Not Track Standards

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The long running struggle to develop technical standards for the implementation of a do not track (DNT) specification is moving closer to completion. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working group recently released a “last...more

Privacy Policy of Mobile Apps: No Standard for Transparency

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

In the standards set by the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) to developers of websites and mobile applications, websites and apps have to have their privacy policy clearly labeled, properly displayed, easy...more

New California Law for Minors Went Into Effect Jan. 1: What You Need to Know to Comply

California S.B. 568, “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World” (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22580-22581) took effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Enacted as an amendment to CalOPPA, the law contains two main provisions: 1)...more

Consumer Data Protection In Online Retail: On Protecting Privacy in the EU, US and China

by DLA Piper on

Online retail presents unparalleled opportunities for reaching new consumer markets and collecting consumer data. With such opportunities, however, come heightened regulatory scrutiny, compounded by high-profile consumer data...more

Privacy Policies 2.0: Making Disclosures More Meaningful

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

Website privacy policies are a ubiquitous fact of web life, intended to allow users to easily understand the personal information being collected by a website and how that site uses and shares that information. Over time,...more

New California Privacy Law Revisions Will Impact Website and Mobile App Operators With Users Under Age 18

Last year, California made child-related revisions to its Online Privacy Protection Act that have ramifications even for websites and other online services that are not directed to children. The revision, “Privacy Rights for...more

Blog: What You Should Know About Your Company’s Privacy Policy

by Cooley LLP on

Except for a handful of laws that apply to specific industries, such as health and financial services, there is no comprehensive federal law that requires companies to have a privacy policy. However, some states, including...more

California Attorney General Issues Privacy Practices Guide

Consumers that have spent more than a few seconds attempting to decipher an online privacy policy tend to agree that most privacy policies are overly long, difficult to read, and fail to offer any meaningful choice to the...more

In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airlines

Last week, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating passenger airlines in the United States, opening an inquiry into their practices related to charging additional fees for optional...more

California Attorney General Issues Privacy Policy Guide

by White & Case LLP on

On May 21, 2014, California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the "Making Your Privacy Practices Public" guide (the "Guide") to provide businesses with guidance on creating more transparent privacy policies that...more

California AG Provides Important Guidance on Do-Not-Track Legislation and Disclosures

by White & Case LLP on

On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, released guidelines entitled "Making Your Privacy Policy Public"[1] to help websites and mobile app operators comply with their obligations to disclose...more

Developing a Meaningful Privacy Policy

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In May 2014, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released recommendations for businesses addressing recent changes and best practices under California’s privacy laws. The guide is entitled “Making Your Privacy...more

Privacy Tuesday: June 2014

Welcome to another week, and our Privacy Tuesday look at top issues. California Attorney General Puts the Focus on the Consumer - As we have discussed, the California Online Privacy Protection Act was amended,...more

Top 10 Privacy Considerations for Digital Marketing Campaigns

In today’s competitive marketplace, companies are relying heavily on innovative and edgy digital marketing campaigns to promote their products and services that often include the submission of usergenerated content, viral...more

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