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Changes to California’s Privacy Laws: What They Mean for Your Business

Posted in Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Regulation

The federal government may be completely unable to pass laws, but that certainly isn’t the case with the State of California, which has just completed a data privacy hat trick by passing three significant laws addressing a broad subset of data privacy issues. The big question: is your online and/or mobile business ready for the… Continue Reading

Delta Finds Reprieve in State Court, but Not Everyone Will Get to Fly the Friendly Skies

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Mobile Privacy, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

By Cynthia Larose, Evan Nadel, and Jake Romero California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ attempt to bring an enforcement action against Delta Air Lines, Inc. won’t be leaving the runway. California Superior Court Judge Marla J. Miller has dismissed a data privacy complaint against Delta brought by Attorney General Harris. The development comes as an unexpected… Continue Reading

Privacy-on-the-Go: Make sure that “killer app” has a privacy policy — UPDATE

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Regulation

We posted this alert back in March, and now California Attorney General Kamala Harris has released a recommended set of privacy best practices for app developers and advertising networks entitled “Privacy on the Go:  Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem.” Written after consulting a “broad spectrum of stakeholders,” including app developers, ad networks, privacy professionals and privacy… Continue Reading

#3 in our 2013 Issues Series: Privacy of Mobile Applications

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

As we continue our “new year, new look” series into important privacy issues for 2013, we boldly predict: Regulatory Scrutiny of Data Collection and Use Practices of Mobile Apps Will Increase in 2013 Mobile apps are becoming a ubiquitous part of the everyday technology experience.  But, consumer apprehension over data collection and their personal privacy… Continue Reading

“Fly Delta” May Get Grounded by California Attorney General

Posted in Class Action Litigation, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

Written by Evan Nadel and Jake Romero 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, alleging that Delta has failed to conspicuously post a privacy policy on… Continue Reading

Law & Order PEPU: California’s new Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit

Posted in Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, Identity Theft, Privacy Regulation

Written by Jake Romero In a move signaling increased enforcement of the state’s data privacy and security regulations, California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit.   The Privacy Unit will be staffed by California Department of Justice Employees, including six dedicated prosecutors, and will have… Continue Reading