Tag Archives: personally identifiable information; PII;

California Attorney General Goofs Again

We’re back to the problems the California Attorney General is having with constructively addressing privacy issues with mobile apps.  As you know, Attorney General took two big actions with respect to those issues.  The second big action was the release … Continue reading

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California Legislator Proposes Revision to Law Regarding Personal Information – Does Better Work than the California Attorney General

  The proposed legislation is Assembly Bill No. 1291, which was introduced by Assembly Member Lowenthal on February 22, 2013.  If passed, the bill would replace some existing privacy related law. Specifically, the bill would expand current reporting requirements for … Continue reading

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California’s Mobile App Privacy Initiative – A Good Example of What’s Wrong with Privacy Regulation

To be effective, regulation has to be about acts and omissions – not disclosure.  We don’t charge people for the crime of failing to disclosure their intention to steal.  We charge them for stealing.  California’s alleged effort to “promote greater … Continue reading

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California Mobile App Privacy Initiative – Special Wednesday Context Post

Yesterday’s post probably made it clear that this blog has a negative view of the mobile app privacy initiative of the California Attorney General.  The post tomorrow should put to rest any doubt about it. Given the nature of those … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Saying Personally Identifiable Information

Way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and privacy law was in its infancy, someone coined the phrase “Personally Identifiable Information.”   This was done with the apparent intent that Personally Identifiable Information would mean – information that could be used … Continue reading

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