On December 30, 2019, Vox.com published California's new privacy law, explained
- 1) The right of Californians to know what personal information is being collected about them
What this means: A business must tell you that it collects personal information about you either before or as that information is collected.
- 2) The right of Californians to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom
What this means: A business must tell you the types (though not the names) of third parties it shares your personal information with, but it’s up to you to ask for this information. You also have the right to tell the business to delete your personal information and to not sell it (more on that later).
- 3) The right of Californians to say no to the sale of personal information
What this means: Businesses must give you ways to opt out of having your personal information sold to or shared with third parties like advertisers or data brokers, and they must honor your opt-out request. They must also put a link to their opt-out page on their homepage advising you of this right.
What California’s New Privacy Law Means for You. The CCPA is America's first big internet privacy law, designed to give power back to consumers. 1/2020
While I am not required to provide information I am doing so in the spirit of supporting the need to value the privacy of personal data that are currently being abused online by those who collect it then sell it without taking any responsibility for the stewardship of such data.
- As a teacher, I value good scholarship and appropriate use of knowledge sources. Freely accessible materials on the Internet does not mean that it is there for the taking, but for prudent sharing. To encourage the sharing of knowledge, those who create and share should be credited for their work and generosity. This is what I teach my students through example.
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- Passive participation via Web site tracking;
- Active participation via Web site polls, which are all anonymous.
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