New Compliance Concern for California Bloggers

When I first envisioned this blog, my focus was on ways to help others comply with California’s extensively over-regulated regime.  Little did I know that, by simply launching this blog, I might need to consider unique compliance issues thanks to Sacramento’s efforts to expand readers’ rights to privacy and anonymity.

But as Professor Eric Goldman opines at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog, the Reader Privacy Act may be interpreted to impose new regulations on bloggers. Not everyone agrees with Professor Goldman’s analysis and he has updated the post with links that reflect the ongoing debate.

Just for the record, I do not maintain a record of readers who access or subscribe to this blog!  The issue illustrates the primary premise of this blog–Sacramento’s legislative initiatives often result in unintended consequences and burdens on businesses and other enterprises.

Author: Kent Schmidt

As a Partner in the Southern California office, Kent practices in virtually all types of general business litigation, with an emphasis in unfair business practices, First Amendment litigation, defamation, trade secret litigation, class actions, product liability, securities litigation and enforcement, commercial disputes, employment law, intellectual property and Prop 65 (environmental) claims. He is an aggressive and creative courtroom advocate, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Having spent his entire legal career at Dorsey, Kent is adept at finding the right lawyers in the firm to collaborate with in order to provide the best representation for his clients.