Tag Archives: Shine the Light Act

More Light or More Heat? California’s Proposed ‘Right to Know Act’ Expands Shine the Light Requirements, May Expand Liability

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker. California legislators have proposed revisions to the Shine the Light Act, which we first wrote about here. Under pending legislation, the Shine the Light Act would be renamed the “Right to Know Act of 2013,” with significantly expanded reach and requirements. If the proposed amendment passes, … Continue Reading

Proposed Amendment Seeks to Pack More Punch Behind California’s “Shine the Light” Law

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker. A proposed amendment to California’s “Shine the Light” law seeks to require companies to disclose more detailed information about their data-sharing practices, while giving consumers the ability to bring class action lawsuits under the legislation. Presently, Shine the Light requires companies doing business with California residents to … Continue Reading

Privacy Ratings: Do They Mean Anything?

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina, Nick Tyler and Frederick Lah. Consumers increasingly demand transparency into how companies use their personal information. We’ve seen a number of responses to this. One has been legislative; for example, the accounting requirement under the Dodd-Frank Act and California’s Shine the Light Act. For our previous analysis of … Continue Reading

‘Shine the Light’ Class Action Litigation Heats Up in California

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker and Christopher G. Cwalina. Increasingly, consumers demand to know how the businesses they patronize use, share, and disclose personal information. California’s Shine the Light Act, California Civil Code 1798.83, is intended to meet this demand for transparency. The Shine the Light Act provides California residents a statutory … Continue Reading