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California and Delaware Pass Privacy Laws That Could Affect Website Owners in All States

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The Internet’s $2,500 Traffic Ticket. Is Your Website Privacy Policy and Disclosures Up-to-Date? California passed law A.B. 370 that will require website owners, blog owners and online service operators to disclose how they respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals. Companies that have not updated their privacy policy to comply with the change to […]

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California Court Rules Email Addresses Are Personal Identification Information

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

On October 22, 2013, a California district court ruled that an individual’s email address is personal identification information (PII) and would not dismiss a lawsuit by a customer alleging that Nordstrom Inc. was in violation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act. In this case, Nordstrom Inc. requested the email address from the customer as part […]

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Digital Copiers Are Loaded With Secrets and Possible Privacy Violations.

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Almost every digital copier built since 2002 has a built in hard drive that stores an image of every document scanned, copied, or emailed by the copier. Many businesses fail to clean or destroy this stored information before selling or returning their copier to a leasing company. The penalties for not doing so can be […]

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California Puts Mobile App Developers on Notice for Privacy Issues

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

In October 2012, California attorney general Kamala Harris started notifying developers of mobile applications (mobile apps) that they are not in compliance with the current California privacy law governing websites and mobile app developers who gather information from visitors and users. The California Online Privacy Protection Act requires that operators of Internet services, including social […]

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Do I Need a Medical Disclaimer for My Website?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

If you are a business owner, it is more than likely that you have a website. However, the wide exposure the Internet brings to your business also exposes you to increased liability risk. Having the appropriate disclaimers and terms of use on your site is important. Not only do correct legal provisions help protect you […]

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When Do You Need a HIPAA Privacy Policy?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The Internet has changed the way we do business. The increased visibility, broader customer base, and ease in communication also bring various legal and procedural safeguards that must be in place on your website. These safeguards not only protect you as the business owner, but also your customers. Depending on what type of website you […]

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When Do You Need an Earnings Disclaimer?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Anyone serious about business knows that having a website is a must. However, having a website carries more responsibility than many realize. Putting yourself on the Internet opens you up to new liabilities. Dissatisfied customers, copyright infringement, and fraud claims are not uncommon. Taking every step you can to protect yourself and your business is […]

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Why You Need a Website Terms and Conditions Policy to Protect Yourself

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

You may have noticed that many times you are asked to “click” to agree to the terms and conditions before you enter a website or do business on the site. This simple click is extremely important to both the business owner and the consumer. The Internet has flourished in the past 20 years, becoming somewhat […]

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