• Nation's First State Law Mandating Privacy Policies for Commercial Web Sites Goes Into Effect July 1, 2004
  • January 6, 2004 | Author: Alan N. Sutin
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - New York Office
  • The California Legislature, which recently enacted the United States' toughest state anti-spam law to date, continues to stir controversy by enacting the first state law that requires commercial Internet sites to (a) conspicuously post privacy policies on their Web sites, (b) assure that those privacy policies conform to certain standards, and (c) abide by those policies in practice. Failure to do any of the foregoing, even if unintentional, can result in significant penalties.