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4 Questions to Consider When Dealing With Children’s Data in the US

The FTC and many state attorneys general aggressively monitor apps, websites, and internet-connected products for COPPA compliance. By Jennifer C. Archie, Michael H. Rubin, and Alexander L. Stout In the United States, collecting data directly from children under 13 years of age is tightly regulated by a federal statute, which is aggressively monitored and enforced. … Continue Reading

California’s Privacy Laws on the Move

The State of California, long the most proactive U.S. state in enacting data privacy laws, has again modified its breach notification and data protection laws.  This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed two privacy bills into law:  SOPIPA (SB 1177), aimed at regulating the use of student data, and AB 1710, targeting data protection more broadly.  … Continue Reading

Eight Key Takeaways from FTC’s Settlement with Snapchat

By Jennifer Archie, Kevin Boyle & Alex Stout Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Snapchat, the young mobile messaging company. The complaint alleges misrepresentations about functionality and related security as well as privacy violations, including misrepresenting the amount of data Snapchat collected from users and the use of location data for analytics … Continue Reading

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs “Do Not Track” Disclosure Bill

By Drew Wisniewski & Jennifer Archie Governor Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill 370 (“A.B. 370”), an amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”), into law on Friday, September 27. As previously reported here, A.B. 370 requires an operator of a Web site or online service that collects “personally identifiable information” to disclose … Continue Reading

California Legislation Requiring Disclosure of “Do Not Track” Practices Heads to Governor’s Desk

By Drew Wisniewski and Jennifer Archie On September 3, 2013, California Assembly Bill 370 (“A.B. 370”), an amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”), was enrolled and sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.  A.B. 370, which was sponsored by Attorney General Kamala Harris, requires an operator of a Web site or … Continue Reading

March Madness or a Sign of Times to Come? Google’s Proposed Consent Agreement with Federal Trade Commission

Google has consented to the entry of a proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order with the US Federal Trade Commission, subjecting the company to sweeping government oversight of its privacy disclosure and product development and release practices, nominally arising out of the roll-out of its Buzz product in February 2010. The auditing and reporting requirements are … Continue Reading
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