California Passes the First “Do-Not-Track” Legislation in the US

    View Author October 2013
    On September 27, 2013, Governor Brown of California signed into law an amendment (Amendment) to California’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) that represents the first attempt to implement “Do-Not-Track” legislation in the US. It will require operators of websites and online services, who fall within the ambit of CalOPPA, to make changes to their consumer-facing privacy policies. This amendment requires that commercial Internet websites or online service operators disclose whether third parties may collect personally identifiable information and how the operator responds to web browser Do-Not-Track signals.