Court Blocks California’s IMDb Age Law

Yesterday, a Washington state federal judge enjoin enforcement of California’s AB 1687, which restricted certain entertainment websites from reporting an actor’s or actresses’ birth details without their consent.  The statute attempted to reverse the decision from Hoang v. Amazon. Round 1: Hoang v. Amazon and IMDb In 2011, actress Junie Hoang sued IMDb, a wholly-owned…

Got Privacy? Cali is Watching, Especially for Mobile Apps

Under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 22575-22579), websites or online services collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers shall “conspicuously post its privacy policy”.  There are a number of requirements of such a policy, including that it addresses how its responds to Web browser “do not track” signals. While…

California Adopts Landmark Digital Privacy Law

California Adopts Landmark Digital Privacy Law California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA).  The law seeks to update the federal  Electronic Communications Privacy Act which was first enacted in 1986. CalECPA was passed in response to law enforcement increasingly seeking user data from new technologies – often without a…

Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…

California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015

California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR! The New Year is the date new laws go into effect in California and elsewhere.  The most prominent new law going into effect is SB 568 – more commonly  known as California’s Eraser Law that was passed in 2013. ERASER LAW 101…

Cal AG Harris is Promoting Greater Privacy Awareness Among Tech Sector With Privacy Guides

Cal AG Harris is Promoting Greater Privacy Awareness Among Tech Sector With Privacy Guides As California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ first term comes to a close, she has given online privacy a greater priority than any of her predecessors.  Among the steps she has taken during her first term are: Securing a deal with leading app…