California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the issuance of a guide, “Making Your Privacy Practices Public” (pdf), with recommendations for businesses concerning privacy policies and recent changes to California law. Harris’s office said:
Key recommendations from the guide include:
- Prominently label the section of your policy regarding online tracking, for example: “California Do Not Track Disclosures.”
- Explain your uses of personally identifiable information beyond what is necessary for fulfilling a customer transaction or for the basic functionality of the website or app.
- Describe what personally identifiable information you collect from users, how you use it and how long you retain it.
- Describe the choices a consumer has regarding the collection, use and sharing of his or her personal information.
- Use plain, straightforward language that avoids legal jargon and use a format that makes the policy readable, such as a layered format. Use graphics or icons instead of text.