Tag Archive: Privacy

The California legislature has been busy, some might say spending California tax dollars on frivolous new laws that are muddied with ambiguity, unnecessarily over-burdensome, potentially violative of the First Amendment, and not likely to amount to significant consumer protection. Two new privacy laws, scheduled to take effect in 2014 and 2015 are likely to pose challenges for website owners, and – for at least one — face challenges in the courts.

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The California State Senate votes today on the passage of SB761, introduced by State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), that would require the state attorney general to adopt regulations allowing users to opt-out of programs that track online information and identifying user behavior on computers, smartphones, tablet computers, and any other device that accesses the …

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The Coalinga Recorder and the local namesake high school were vindicated after the Court of Appeals in the Fifth District ruled that the paper’s reprinting of a tirade from a “MySpace” page was not an invasion of the page owner’s privacy. The court found that “the article was available to anyone with Internet access.” Turns …

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