When the Hip Bone is Connected to Yelp: Health Care Providers and Addressing Online Reviews

(Republished on ReviewInc blog) Health care providers, like any other business, must navigate the challenges presented by their online reputation in the form of healthcare reviews.  Reviews on sites like HealthGrades, RateMDs, Vitals, and Yelp can have a big impact on a provider’s bottom line, especially for smaller providers, as ninety percent (90%) of consumers use online reviews to evaluate providers.…

ILC Joins Over 50 Privacy Professionals Opposing Flawed Prop 24 (Consumer Personal Information Law and Agency Initiative)

Internet Law Center founder Bennet Kelley joined Santa Clara University Law School Professor Eric Goldman and over 50 other privacy professionals to oppose Proposition 24, the 52-page Consumer Personal Information Law and Agency Initiative. We are privacy professionals or other privacy experts. Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), will benefit us financially because…

California Privacy Rights Act

California’s Next Privacy Battle

With the regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) still yet to be finalized, a new sweeping amendment is likely to be on the November ballot. Mactaggart Returns In 2017, San Francisco Bay area housing developer Alastair Mactaggart launched Californians for Consumer Privacy and qualified the CaCPA for the November 2018 ballot.  As drafted,…

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AG Won’t Postpone CaCPA Enforcement Date Due to COVID-19, Unfinished Regs

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA), which was signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown on September 23, 2018, contains three key dates relating to compliance and enforcement. The first is the effective date – January 1, 2020. CaCPA created a separate date for when enforcement could begin by the Attorney General which was “six months after…

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Celebrating Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28)

The Internet Law Center is proud to be a Data Privacy Day Champion.  Below is information on how you can participate in Data Privacy Day, educate your employees about how to be more privacy-aware and how you can update your own privacy settings. Data Privacy Day 2020 Helping Your Employees to be Privacy Aware Update…

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CLA/TIP Monthly Call – Sacramento Update

Wednesday, December 11th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# This fall I termed out as Chair of the Technology, Internet and Privacy (“TIP”) Working Group of the California Lawyer’s Association’s IP Section and as a member of the IP Section Executive Committee.  I currently am co-chair of the CLA’s Business Law…

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Privacy Debate Shifts To Washington, As Senior Silicon Valley Congresswomen Introduce Online Privacy Act

After California passed the landmark Consumer Privacy Act, tech executives began looking to Washington for a federal solution that might preempt the California law before it went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Yet only recently have we seen any concerted push for action in Washington. In September, the Internet Association, the leading Washington lobby…

Maine Governor Signing Privacy Legislation

Maine Enacts ISP Privacy Legislation

In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission in a 3-2 party-line vote adopted privacy rules for internet service providers. The rules imposed an opt-out standard, except for financial information, health information, precise geolocation information (as from your phone GPS), social security numbers, information relating to children, web browsing history, app usage history, and the content…

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CLA Legislative Day: CaCPA Is a Top Issue for Sacramento Judiciary Committees

At the California Lawyers Association’s debut Legislative Day, members were able to meet with (i) Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee; (ii) Senator Andreas Borgeas, Vice-Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee; (iii) Assembly Member Mark Stone, Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee; (iv) Assembly Member Ash Kalra, Member, Assembly Judiciary Committee; (v) Che Salinas, Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary for Operations,…