California Privacy Law Kicks In
The nation's first state law governing online privacy policies has begun in California, but not everyone is in compliance as companies scramble to get up to par with the Online Privacy Protection Act (OPPA).
The Federal Trade Commission said it plans to crackdown on Web site operators over privacy practices. According to the California Attorney General's Office, "They've made consumer privacy a high priority and they plan to vigorously defend the law."
While Google has revamped its policy, some feel that it, and other companies, "don't go far enough, because they don't detail how legal requests for personal information on users will be handled, what the process will be for disclosing such information in civil and criminal cases, or whether users will be notified beforehand."
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