California has taken a leading role in protecting the privacy interests of its residents. Numerous laws regulate online practices that can affect a person’s privacy.
One of those laws is the California Online Privacy Protection Act. The purpose of the Act is to make sure people understand their privacy rights, and to ensure that website owners have policies and mechanisms in place for protecting those interests.
If your website sells a product or service to California residents the California Online Privacy Protection Act applies. The Act requires commercial websites to disclose what is done with private information of its users.
It is not very difficult to comply.
According to California’s law a website operator informed of legal compliance has 30 days to take corrective action. Since the law does not specify who is to give the notice, apparently anyone can.