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 October 3, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Well, this is different. Dave Paresh reports:

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is requiring Silicon Valley start-up Houzz Inc. to hire a “chief privacy officer” as part of a settlement resolving breach-of-privacy allegations, the first time the office has imposed such a provision.

Over six months in 2013, Irvine-based employees of the popular home design and decor shopping app failed to notify people on sales calls that the conversations they were engaging in were being recorded for “training and quality-assurance purposes,” the attorney general’s office said Friday. The state’s wiretapping and eavesdropping laws require that everyone in a chat consent to it being recorded.

Read more on L.A. Times.

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