Alan Friel

Alan Friel

BakerHostetler

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Enforcement Priorities and Trends in Children's and Minors' Advertising and Privacy

BakerHostetler's Alan Friel recently interviewed FTC staff lawyer Kandi Parsons and Assistant New Jersey Attorney General Elliot Sibers at the opening session of the Children's Advertising Review Unit ("CARU") of the...more

11/10/2014 - Advertising Children's Online Games COPPA Corporate Counsel Facebook FTC Minors Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Popular Privacy Laws Social Media Strategic Enforcement Plan

Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Native Advertising

“Native advertising” has become popular with advertisers and publishers, but it has raised concerns by the Federal Trade Commission and NAD, the advertising self-regulatory organization, and spawned lawsuits by content owners...more

11/7/2014 - Advertising Content Marketing First Amendment FTC Infringement NAD Native Advertising

California Continues to Regulate Privacy and Advertising to Minors in New Law Regulating School-related Online Services

On September 29, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1177 into law, effective Jan 1, 2015. The new privacy and advertising regulation goes beyond FERPA, the federal student privacy law, and existing state student...more

10/1/2014 - Advertising FERPA New Legislation Online Advertisements Online Education Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws Public Schools Students

Yikes, Yelp! Targeted In FTC’s Stepped Up Enforcement of Children’s Privacy – General Audience Services Take Heed

Signaling a predicted renewal of enforcement of the federal children’s privacy law following broad expansion last year of who and what is covered by the rules, the FTC has filed and settled two recent law suits against mobile...more

9/18/2014 - COPPA Enforcement Enforcement Actions FTC Yelp

New CA Privacy Disclosure Requirements Clarified By AG

California has a number of privacy notice requirements for businesses collecting data from California residents, including as of January 1 of this year a requirement that websites, mobile apps and online services make certain...more

5/24/2014 - Attorney Generals Behavioral Advertising Data Collection Disclosure Requirements Do Not Track Guidance Update Internet Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Privacy Laws Websites

Ill Conceived California Privacy Bill Threatens Viability Of Commercial Educational Online Services

SB 1177, the Student Online Privacy Protection Act was recently introduced in the California legislature. This is a bad bill for the private educational industry, and ultimately for parents and students. It would drastically...more

4/14/2014 - Disclosure FERPA Internet Marketing Students

When Can Online Terms of Use and Privacy Policies Be Changed?

Recently, a California court dismissed a plaintiff’s claims that Instagram’s updated Terms of Services constituted a breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing implied in all contacts because Instagram took...more

3/14/2014 - Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Instagram Privacy Policy Terms of Service Terms of Use Zappos

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