There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
New Mexico has joined California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Utah in enacting legislation to protect the online privacy of job applicants....more
There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these days, particularly in the privacy arena. In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate...more
Mobile applications allow users to direct ill-tempered birds toward the buildings of evil pigs and can operate as a tool to let you know when is the best point in a movie to excuse yourself to the nearest restroom. They are...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Path Inc. to Settle Charges Over Collecting Kids' Data
- Feds Urge App Makers, Mobile Operating...more
The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on...more
On January 22, the FFIEC proposed guidance on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media by federally supervised financial institutions, as...more
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) was enacted to place parents in control over what information is collected, used and disclosed from young children online. COPPA applies to operators of commercial...more
Two and a half years after initiating a review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “Rule”), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on December 19, 2012 that the Rule will be amended to clarify...more
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we explore the challenges that arise when employers and employees battle over work-related social media accounts; we...more
In This Update:
- Video Privacy Protection Act Amended to Allow Sharing of Online Viewing Histories Through Social Media Platforms
- New State Laws Prohibit Employers From Requesting Social Media Passwords From...more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently updated the rule for children’s online privacy protection, expanding a business’s obligations and accountability for online data collection activities....more
On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law amendments to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act that facilitate social media sharing of video viewing preferences when users consent to disclosure of information via...more
KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013.
SB 1349 adds sections 99120, 99121 and 99122. Section 99120 defines “social media”. This bill...more
For the second year in a row, Proskauer has conducted a global survey, “Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0”, which addresses the use of social media in the work place....more
Whether employers like it or not, social media privacy laws are the latest trend in protecting employee privacy. A handful of state legislatures have enacted laws prohibiting employers from requesting or requiring that...more
At the end of 2012, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in China adopted the Decision on Strengthening Protection of Online Information (Decision). The relatively short 12-clause Decision, which has the...more
According to a recent report, Instagram lost nearly 25% of its users (as tracked by AppData) nearly overnight. The cause is believed to be due to a very unpopular change to its Terms of Service....more
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