California Passes New Online Privacy and Data AmendmentsThe Paralegal Resource
October 30, 2013 — 1,447 views
Changes in Data Breach Notification Law
The change in California's data breach notification law will require the disclosure of any breach in the online account information of users by California businesses as well as businesses that own the data of California residents. Amendments will be made to the state's Civil Code 1798.82, making the disclosures mandatory.
With this new law, businesses can make preparations by performing an audit on their security measures and removing non-essential user information from their servers. They should also make it a point to only share user information with third parties when it's necessary to provide products or services.
Changes in “Do Not Track” Disclosure Requirements
Improved Privacy Rights for Minors in California
Starting January 1, 2015, a new law will come into effect to address the privacy of California minors. This will require operators of websites or mobile applications to grant certain permissions to minors in terms of their own information and data. With this new law, minors will be permitted to remove content they post on the site of mobile app and even request removal of the same. This new law also addresses the issue of marketing certain products to minors.
Before this law comes into effect, businesses can prepare themselves by reviewing the type of products they market or advertise on their sites. They must also update their policies and develop a proper plan regarding how to process requests from minors for content removal.