Are websites legally responsible for content posted by their users?
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
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Following the adoption of a California law protecting minors under the age of 18 online, Delaware has now introduced House Bill 261, which would add a new section called the Child Online Protection Act to Title 6 of the...more
As online businesses and technologies evolve, so do the laws affecting them. On January 1, 2014, a new law amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act ("CalOPPA") went into effect. See CAL. BUS. & PROF. CODE §§...more
California law will soon require website and mobile app operators to disclose additional information in their privacy policies. Because the law applies to operators of websites and online services (including mobile apps) that...more
Over the last several months, California has passed several new privacy and data protection laws that impact operators of websites, online services and mobile applications around the country, including a law establishing an...more
Facebook Changes Its Promotion Guidelines -
Sponsors can rejoice. Effective August 27, 2013, Facebook no longer requires that sweepstakes and contests be conducted on third party apps. By dispensing the apps...more
Earlier this year, I reported that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) was participating in the first ever Internet sweep by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN)....more
What Is COPPA?
•Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by Congress in 1998
•Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, to issue and enforce regulations...more
In one month, on July 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission’s most recent amendments to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule”) will go into effect. These changes include a variety of requirements...more
Regulators have historically taken a reactive approach to privacy and information security issues related to websites and mobile apps, often waiting to take action until a potential violation has been brought to their...more
In December, 2011, the Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) caused much consternation among the federal contracting community by publishing proposed changes to the affirmative action and nondiscrimination...more
A prediction: The next website your firm launches will be built for the iPad generation – and incorporate something called “responsive design.”
Why? Because all websites – including law firm sites – are seeing a sharp...more
In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued updated rules to the Child's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which significantly expand COPPA's scope and application. COPPA, which governs the collection,...more
After a two-year comment process, the Federal Trade Commission adopted its long-awaited amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule in December 2012. The amendments, which go into effect July 1, 2013,...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its final rule amendments today in the Federal Register updating the FTC regulations that implement the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA Rule)....more
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