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ILC Joins Privacy Professionals Calling for Changes to CalCPA

Internet Law Center founder Bennet Kelley joined 40 other privacy lawyers, professionals and professors in calling on the California legislature to enact major changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CalCPA). The letter highlights six significant problems with the CCPA, including: The CCPA affects many businesses who never had a chance to explain the law’s…

A Grand Bargain on Data Privacy Legislation

Tech Industry Offers Privacy “Grand Bargain” Which Critics Claim Offers Little Protection

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank supported by Google, Amazon and Facebook released a report calling for a “Grand Bargain” on a federal privacy law that it describes as a bold new privacy framework that expands and simplifies consumer data privacy rights, reduces compliance costs from existing state and federal regulations,…

Jared Gordan (the man, the legend) and Joshua de Larios Heiman

CLBR #306: Sacramento Gone Wild with With Jared Gordon and Joshua de Larios-Heiman

Sacramento Gone Wild California Passes Landmark Privacy Law Net Neutrality and Emails Bills Advance LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. John Godfrey Saxe We will attempt to cover the whirlwind of activity from the…

Jerry Brown

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 Passes Landmark Children’s Privacy Law

California Passes Landmark Children’s Privacy Law California has passed landmark children’s online privacy legislation that would prohibit a website/mobile app that is directed to minors or that has actual knowledge that a minor is using the site from marketing or advertising a product or service that minors are prohibiting from purchasing (alcoholic beverages, firearms, ammunition, spray paint, tobacco products,…

Is Steve Peace Leading California Toward Disaster . . . Again?

Throughout my nearly twenty years in California, I have heard native Californians frequently lament the loss of the Golden State that was – a state with the nation’s premier public educational system and infrastructure. To them, California’s passage of Proposition 13’s budgetary straight jacket has led to a creeping “Mississippification”, as the state’s investment in…