Would that this were the end of Google’s privacy troubles though. It is still a fiendish violator of the law. The facetiousness continues.
Here’s what it means to “conspicuously post” under the California statute:
Web page is the homepage or first significant page after entering
the Web site.
(2) An icon that hyperlinks to a Web page on which the actual
the first significant page after entering the Web site, and if the
icon contains the word “privacy.” The icon shall also use a color
that contrasts with the background color of the Web page or is
(3) A text link that hyperlinks to a Web page on which the actual
or first significant page after entering the Web site, and if the
text link does one of the following:
(A) Includes the word “privacy.”
(B) Is written in capital letters equal to or greater in size than
the surrounding text.
(C) Is written in larger type than the surrounding text, or in
contrasting type, font, or color to the surrounding text of the same
size, or set off from the surrounding text of the same size by
symbols or other marks that call attention to the language.
Google’s posting meets none of these standards.
Can we just repeal California’s stupid privacy legislation now? (Not facetious!)