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.