California Law Provides Minors With “Internet Eraser”

On September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 568 , [ version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which expands the privacy rights of minors by requiring Web site and mobile application owners to permit minors to remove their postings. The new law also imposes stronger...

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California to Require Website and Online Service Operators to Disclose Treatment of Do Not Track Requests

On September 27, 2013 California A.B. 370 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], was signed into law. It became effective January 1, 2014. This law amends California's online privacy policy law [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], to require that websites and...

Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] issued a long-awaited decision on the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order.[1] That Order required broadband Internet providers to disclose...

Net Neutrality

California Attorney General Releases Privacy Policy Guidance for 'Do Not Track' Disclosures

California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently released guidance, Making Your Privacy Practice Public , to help companies comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act's (CalOPPA) "Do Not Track" (DNT) disclosure requirements which took effect on January 1, 2014 . CalOPPA...

Businesses Around the United States Being Targeted for Alleged Inaccessible Websites

While plaintiff's lawyers have been busy the past two years filing lawsuits around the United States alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to physical barriers—including a wave of class action lawsuits against banks for inaccessible ATMs and against retailers...