Legal Glossary

Definition of California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) is a state law that requires all commercial websites (and mobile applications) that collect personally identifiable information from users in California to post a privacy policy.

The policy must include details about the kinds of information being collected, how the data will be used and shared with third parties, and the process for opting out of the collection and sharing of personal information.

CalOPPA also requires website operators to explain how they handle Do Not Track requests.

Additionally, the law requires businesses to honor any requests to review or delete collected information.

Compliance with CalOPPA can help protect customers and keep them informed about their rights when sharing personal information online.

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