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California’s New Privacy Law – Does Every Business Need to Comply With CCPA?


California’s new consumer privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Does every business need to comply with CCPA? And what is required to be in compliance? The CCPA applies to your company if you meet at least one of the following requirements: Your annual gross revenues are at least $25 million. You obtain personal information of at least 50,000 California consumers (meaning residents, homeowners, or devices) per year. At least 50% of your annual revenue is generated from selling California residents’ personal information. If you meet requirement #1, you probably know that your…

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5 Things to Consider When Drafting a Standard Privacy Policy


If your business maintains a website, chances are it’s legally required to contain and disclose a standard privacy policy. While there is no single federal law protecting consumer data, several laws (such as the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act) require a standard privacy policy if your website collects, or has the ability to collect, any personally identifying information (PII) about website visitors. Data has become a commodity that’s worth a lot of money to marketers, advertisers, and businesses. As far as the law is concerned, if you’re going to collect (and possibly sell) PII, the people you’re collecting it from…

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5 Legal Tips for Periscope Users


There’s a lot of speculation that live-streaming apps like Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, will be a big part of the next wave of social media. What do Periscope users need to know to stay out of legal trouble? This blog post can’t cover every last potential issue, but here are a few important things for Periscope users to know.

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Minors Can Now Remove Online Content Thanks To California’s Eraser Button Law


California’s Eraser Button law, which went into effect on January 1, 2015, could impact the business practices of every “Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application” directed toward users in California under the age of 18. What does this law actually say, and what should website and app owners look out for?

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