Citation Edit

California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Making Your Privacy Practices Public: Recommendations on Developing a Meaningful Privacy Policy (May 21, 2014) (full-text).

Overview Edit

Meaningful privacy policy statements safeguard consumers by helping them make informed decisions about which companies they will entrust with their personal information. They are also an opportunity for companies to build their brands and to develop goodwill and trust through transparency.

The California aAttorney General's Office, in furtherance of its mission to protect the inalienable right to privacy conferred by the California Constitution, offers these recommendations to support companies in their work to provide privacy policy statements that are meaningful to consumers. To be specific, the guidance set forth here is intended to encourage companies to craft privacy policy statements that address significant data collection and use practices, use plain language, and are presented in a readable format.