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Because California's online privacy laws are so important to organizations across the country, it is important to monitor relevant legal developments in California, including the actions of California's Attorney General. This post summarizes recent developments in California affecting website operators and application operators.
- Early in 2012, California's Attorney General reached a voluntary resolution with Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Blackberry, requiring that mobile apps provide privacy policies that users could find in a consistent location before downloading an app.
- In October of 2012, California's Attorney General sent letters to approximately 100 mobile app developers and companies that were not in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act and gave them 30 days to comply.
- In 2013, Attorney General Harris issued Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem, which provided app developers with recommendations to develop privacy policies and procedures.
- In February of 2014, California's Attorney General issued a guide, Cybersecurity in the Golden State, intended to help organizations protect against, and respond to, data breaches and other cyber risks.
Any organization with an online presence would do well to keep an eye on California's online privacy laws and enforcement actions. Check the North Carolina Privacy & Information Security Law Blog from time to time for updates on this and other important legal updates.