Tag Archives: Privacy

California Consumer Privacy Act: FAQs for Employers

Data privacy and security regulation is growing rapidly around the world, including in the United States. In addition to strengthening the requirements to secure personal data, individuals are being given an increasing array of rights concerning the collection, use, disclosure, sale, and processing of their personal information. Meanwhile, organizations’ growing appetite for more data, and … Continue Reading

Employers Beware of Phishing Scams

On April 20, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of California against Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. The lawsuit was initiated by a former employee whose W-2 was allegedly disclosed as part of a phishing scam that occurred in late March 2016 amid reports that Sprouts’ employees … Continue Reading

Reasonable Data Security Defined by California AG

Last week, California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris – who has been mentioned as a potential nominee to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s recently vacated seat on the U.S. Supreme Court – issued the California Data Breach Report (Report).  The Report provides an analysis of the data breaches reported to the California AG from 2012-2015. The … Continue Reading

Public Employer Required To Provide Union With Addresses and Phone Numbers of Union and Non-Union Employees Alike

The California Supreme Court has just ruled that Los Angeles County must provide the union representing its employees under an “agency shop” agreement with the home addresses and telephone numbers of all county employees, including non-union employees. County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Comm’n (Serv. Employees Int’l Union, Local 721), No. S191944 (Cal. May … Continue Reading

Enforcement of California Website Online Privacy Law Begins

Our colleague at the Workplace Privacy Blog has reported that the California Attorney General has started to enforce the state’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  Regardless whether a company is located in California, the Act requires any company that maintains a website that collects personal information about Californians to maintain a privacy policy on the site. … Continue Reading

California Becomes Third State to Limit Access to Employees and Students’ Social Media Accounts

 Written by: Joseph Lazzarotti Late last week, California Governor Jerry Brown "took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace to announce that he has signed two bills that increase privacy protections for social media users in California." As discussed, one of the bills, A.B. 1844, updates California’s Labor Code to significantly limit when employers could ask employees and job applicants for social … Continue Reading