Calif. Do-Not-Track Law Will Have National Impact

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 7:01 PM EST) -- In the absence of a national legal standard for data privacy and security, California has once again stepped in with legislation to fill the void. On Sept. 27, 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown signed amendments to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), requiring online businesses to disclose how they respond to consumers' Do-Not-Track (DNT) directives. CalOPPA requires any commercial website that collects personally identifiable information (PII) from consumers to post a privacy policy on its website.

The amendments expand existing disclosure requirements — they do not...
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