Last month, the State of California filed its first enforcement action under its privacy laws against Delta Air Lines, seeking potentially millions of dollars in fines. Under California's consumer privacy law, all parties that collect personal information from California residents are required to include a privacy notice on their websites and mobile applications.
This law applies to all companies - not just those based in California. Failure to comply with California's privacy notice requirement carries a fine of up to $2,500 per violation.
This case could signal increased scrutiny and regulatory enforcement by the State of California (and possibly other governmental authorities) against large and small companies that fail to comply with consumer privacy notice requirements.
It also serves as a good reminder for website and mobile app owners, who collect personal information, to:
- Respond promptly to any notice received from a governmental authority regarding potential violations.