Calif. AG Poised To Ratchet Up Privacy Enforcement Efforts

Law360, San Diego (May 20, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT) -- Looking to ramp up an already-aggressive campaign against privacy violations, California Attorney General Kamala Harris is preparing to appeal the dismissal of her suit over the lack of a privacy policy in Delta Air Lines Inc.'s smartphone application and to launch more suits over corporate data breaches, an adviser to Harris told Law360 last week.

Harris formed the first-ever privacy enforcement and protection unit in July 2012 to handle violations of federal or state privacy law. Although it has initiated only one civil suit so far — accusing Delta of running afoul of the California Online Privacy Protection Act — the unit...

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