It is therefore crucial to not only have a well-crafted policy that addresses any legal or regulatory requirements, but also to ensure that the organization adheres to the policy in practice.
California has been at the forefront of state privacy legislation. The California Online Privacy Protection Act (Cal-OPPA) applies to any business that collects PII about California residents through websites, mobile applications, or online services. As such, Cal-OPPA has a broad reach and extends to most companies that conduct business online or engage in other online activities.
Cal-OPPA requires an operator of a commercial website or online service (which includes mobile apps) to do the following:
Include various disclosures in the policy (such as what information is collected and with whom it is shared, how the business responds to web browser “Do Not Track” signals, and whether any third parties may collect PII on the business’s website or online service)
Adhere to the policy
See Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575
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