Venkat Balasubramani writes:
California’s “Shine the Light” statute is designed to facilitate transparency about the information collection and marketing practices of companies. The statute requires companies to disclose to customers the types of consumer information a company discloses to third parties for direct marketing purposes, and the identity of third party recipients of the information.
In two different cases, Hearst and Conde Nast were sued for allegedly failing to comply with the statute. The district court dismissed both cases, and the Ninth Circuit affirms.
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