Does Your Website Break California Privacy Law?
Protecting Your Privacy on This Site
Note: This Is Part One of an Ongoing Series About Online Privacy – Lots More to Come Shortly
|Online Privacy has come in the recent Google Analytics TV up several times in the news recently; however it is perhaps the most unappealing part of the entire process of launching a website. It is akin to taking out the trash; someone’s got to do it.|
They all seem to follow the same basic format, declaring cookies, no Personally Identifiable Information, how data are shared, and sometimes a few other items.
One declaration which I noticed was absent from many sites which I reviewed was the effective date, which according to Wikipedia is required under California law even if your business doesn’t operate here.
Then, should you update your policy, the differences have to be spelled out. That seems like a great incentive to get it right the first time.
- Posted -or- Prominently Linked To From Home Page
- Categories of PII Collected
- Categories With Whom PII Data May Be Shared
- Description of Process (If Any) To For Consumer To Request Changes
- Description of Process Where Operator Notifies Consumers of Changes to Policy
- Effective Date of Policy
Is Every Website Really Subject to California Law?
Cooley Thinks Maybe:
Pretty strong words, I made sure I had mine done as properly as I could.
Watching Over Users
|Lest you think that electronic monitoring is a new development, it has been going on for quite some time. This is another place where the US is facing international competition.|