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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

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

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

CA Attorney General’s Report Highlights Best Practices For Mobile App Developers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 10, 2013, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released a report that provided recommendations and guidelines for strong privacy practices for developers of smartphone and mobile device applications,...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

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

Privacy Policies Now a Must for Mobile Apps

California has long been a leader in privacy legislation. That position was strengthened recently when the California Attorney General filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a company for its failure to include a privacy...more

Mobile Apps Face Heightened Privacy Enforcement: Policies and Practices Scrutinized

Mobile app developers faced new scrutiny at state and federal levels this December, with app makers removing apps and taking action to respond. On December 6, 2012, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed suit against...more

Is Your Company's Mobile App Violating CalOPPA?

by Perkins Coie on

On December 6, 2012, the California attorney general filed suit against Delta Airlines for failing to provide mobile application users with adequate notice of its privacy practices. According to the complaint, the "Fly...more

Privacy Litigation Alert: First Lawsuit Filed Under California's Online Privacy Protection Act

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The People of the State of California v. Delta Air Lines Inc., No. 12-526741 (Superior Court for the State of California, City and County of San Francisco filed Dec. 6, 2012). On Thursday, December 6, 2012, California...more

Delta's Mobile Application's "Wings Clipped"

by BakerHostetler on

A powerful reminder to the business community that it must take mobile application (“App”) privacy seriously was provided by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris in the form a complaint filed against Delta Airlines,...more

“Fly Delta” May Get Grounded by California Attorney General

Delta Airlines, Inc. may have to pay fines equal to 20 “excess bag” fees for each user that has downloaded its “Fly Delta” mobile application. California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a complaint against Delta,...more

California AG to Mobile App Developers: Post a Valid Privacy Policy

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has begun formally notifying scores of mobile application developers and companies that they do not comply with California privacy law. These notices give these businesses 30 days...more

Complying with the California Attorney General's Statement on Mobile Apps: Don't Rely on Website Privacy Policies

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The California Attorney General recently sent a letter to more than 100 companies notifying them that they are not in compliance with California law, due to the fact that their mobile applications use or collect personal...more

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