Online Privacy Protection Act

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The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring commercial websites on the World Wide Web and online services to include a privacy policy on their website.wikipedia
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Privacy policy

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The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring commercial websites on the World Wide Web and online services to include a privacy policy on their website. According to this California State Law, under the Business and Professions Code, Division 8 Special Business Regulations, Chapter 22 Internet Privacy Requirements, operators of commercial websites that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from California's residents are required to conspicuously post and comply with a privacy policy that meets specific requirements.
(See also Online Privacy Protection Act)

Personal data

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According to this California State Law, under the Business and Professions Code, Division 8 Special Business Regulations, Chapter 22 Internet Privacy Requirements, operators of commercial websites that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from California's residents are required to conspicuously post and comply with a privacy policy that meets specific requirements.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

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United States

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The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring commercial websites on the World Wide Web and online services to include a privacy policy on their website.

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The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring commercial websites on the World Wide Web and online services to include a privacy policy on their website.

World Wide Web

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The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring commercial websites on the World Wide Web and online services to include a privacy policy on their website.

Law of California

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According to this California State Law, under the Business and Professions Code, Division 8 Special Business Regulations, Chapter 22 Internet Privacy Requirements, operators of commercial websites that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from California's residents are required to conspicuously post and comply with a privacy policy that meets specific requirements.

Internet privacy

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According to this California State Law, under the Business and Professions Code, Division 8 Special Business Regulations, Chapter 22 Internet Privacy Requirements, operators of commercial websites that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from California's residents are required to conspicuously post and comply with a privacy policy that meets specific requirements.

Privacy

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A website operator who fails to post their privacy policy within 30 days after being notified about noncompliance, will be deemed in violation.

Social Security number

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PII includes information such as name, street address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, Social Security number, or other details about a person that could allow a consumer to be contacted physically or online.

Negligence

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The owner could be faulted for their negligence, possibly even consciously, over their inability to comply with the act, which ultimately results in charges filed against them for this noncompliance.

Attorney General of California

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CalOPPA non-compliance violations may be reported to the California Attorney General's office https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/caloppa/complaint-form

Web server

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Neither the web server nor the company that created the website has to be in California to be under the scope of the law.

Boilerplate text

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Many American websites thus include a boilerplate disclaimer, usually under the titled hyperlink of "Your California Privacy Rights", on their site's footer section by default for all-page access.

Hyperlink

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Many American websites thus include a boilerplate disclaimer, usually under the titled hyperlink of "Your California Privacy Rights", on their site's footer section by default for all-page access.

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Many American websites thus include a boilerplate disclaimer, usually under the titled hyperlink of "Your California Privacy Rights", on their site's footer section by default for all-page access.

California Unfair Competition Law

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As it does not contain enforcement provisions of its own, CalOPPA is expected to be enforced through California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which prohibits unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business acts or practices.

Google

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In May 2007, getting to Google's privacy policy required clicking on "About Google" on its home page, which brought up a page that included a link to its privacy policy.

The New York Times

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New York Times reporter Saul Hansell posted a blog entry raising questions about Google's compliance with this act.

Blog

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New York Times reporter Saul Hansell posted a blog entry raising questions about Google's compliance with this act.

Eric Schmidt

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A coalition of privacy groups also sent a letter to Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, questioning the absence of a privacy policy link on its home page.

Electronic Privacy Information Center

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According to Electronic Privacy Information Center director Marc Rotenberg, a lawsuit challenging Google's privacy policy practices as a violation of California law was not filed in the hope that their informal complaints could be resolved through discussions.

Marc Rotenberg

According to Electronic Privacy Information Center director Marc Rotenberg, a lawsuit challenging Google's privacy policy practices as a violation of California law was not filed in the hope that their informal complaints could be resolved through discussions.

Child Online Protection Act

Child Online Protection Act (COPA)Commission on Child Online ProtectionChild Online Protection Act of 1998

California S.B. 1386

SB 1386California data security breach notification lawCalifornia Senate Bill 1386