App Providers Should Review Calif.'s Online Privacy Law

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT) -- Mobile application providers may want to review compliance with California’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“OPPA”).[1] OPPA went into effect in July 2004, and was reportedly the first state Internet user privacy law. Specifically, OPPA requires a person or company operating a website or online service that collects personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy. This law applies to out-of-state entities, so long as they are collecting covered data from California residents. There is no statutory right to damages under OPPA and...
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