IAPP Privacy Tracker: Pragmatic Approaches to Implementing California's New 'Do Not Track' Law

November.18.2013

​Last month, California passed a new amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) that requires companies that collect personal information from Californians to address how they respond to Do-Not-Track (DNT) signals from browsers in their online privacy policies. According to Partner Stephanie Sharron and Privacy Attorney Emily Tabatabai, CIPP/US, the legislation may raise as many questions as it answers, because, due to the lack of consensus from the W3C, companies are required to disclose how they respond to a browser’s DNT signals, when there is no consensus on what the DNT signal means in the first place. So what are companies to do? (Subscription required).

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