How to Write Your Website Privacy Policy

On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General offered recommendations on how businesses should comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”).  The AG’s announcement is especially useful for website operators who are confused about how CalOPPA effects them, and how to draft a compliant privacy policy for their web properties. As detailed in […]

Court Validates Forum Selection Clause in Website Terms of Use

A recent post discussing the validity of online agreements, has been further underscored by a recent ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The Court held that the forum selection clause within a website’s terms of use provisions was valid and supported the transfer of the case to another state.  The putative class action suit was […]

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law

On December 16th, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM) into law.  Ten years later, our neighbor to the north has followed suit.  Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) is scheduled to take effect in effect in July 2014,   Unlike CAN-SPAM, the CASL applies to non-Canadian emailers that send messages to […]

Google Amends Terms of Service to Confirm Email Content Scanning

On Monday, Google amended its terms of service to inform its users that it scans both outgoing and incoming e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons.  The amendment reads as follows: Our automated systems analyze your content (including e-mails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored […]