This post was also written by Paul H. Cho.

On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris, issued her long-awaited guidance for complying with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”).  “Making Your Privacy Practices Public,” which can be found here, provides specific recommendations on how businesses are to comply with CalOPPA’s requirements to disclose and comply with a company-drafted privacy policy. 

As we have written about in the past, CalOPPA is the California privacy statute that requires any company that collects personally identifiable information from a California resident online, whether via a commercial website or a mobile application, to draft and comply with a privacy policy that conforms with the guidelines provided in it.  More recently, CalOPPA was amended to include information on how the website operator responds to Do Not Track signals or similar mechanisms.  The law also requires privacy policies to state whether third parties can collect personally identifiable information about the site’s users.

Click here to read the issued Client Alert.