California Attorney General Kamala Harris reiterated her commitment to enforcing the state’s Online Privacy Protection Act following her re-election and to pursuing guidelines advising companies how she will interpret the act.
Dominique Shelton, a partner in the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group, called Harris’ guidelines “groundbreaking” in privacy protection and allows her clients to focus on compliance instead of becoming a test case for enforcement.
“I think we’re only getting started. The attorney general views this as a growing area that will require continued attention,” said Shelton. “As new technologies emerge and mobile adoption continues to explode, the law will need to catch up.”