• New California Law is the First to Require Privacy Policies
  • July 12, 2004
  • Law Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Chicago Office
  • If you operate a web site, this would be a good time to post or update your privacy policy and how it appears on the site. California's Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (California Business and Professions Code Sections 22575-22579) became effective July 1, 2004. The Act requires any entity that operates a commercial website or online service that collects personal information of California residents to conspicuously post the entity's privacy policy, and requires that the privacy policy convey certain information to consumers.