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Tag Archives: COPPA

The Online Marketer’s Guide to Privacy

I’ve hesitated to write this post because the law is always changing and you can’t cover it all in one blog post (thank goodness for linking).  I did a presentation to the Houston Interactive Marketing Association this week which forced me to boil it down to digestable bites.  If I had to give you three … Continue Reading

Will there be an “eraser button” on social media for teens?

There are two bills (SB 568 and SB 501) working their way through the California Legislature that may require social media sites to erase the content of minors.
Oops . . . I shouldn’t have posted that.
California Senate Bill 568, which has already passed the Senate, would allow minors to request websites to remove that picture the … Continue Reading

Trends for 2013 in internet and marketing law

After looking at the most popular posts from 2012 in our last edition, today we look at what are likely going to be the big trends for 2013 in internet and marketing law.  
Privacy and COPPA – Although this issue is not likely to dominate the general business population, privacy and COPPA will continue to dominate the media’s … Continue Reading

COPPA Part 5 – What is Personal Information?

We conitnue our series on the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act, or COPPA, with a double-dose discussion on the meaning of “personal information” under the law and the effect of the proposed changes.
 

You can also read my overview of COPPA.  
 

COPPA – Part 4: Why the changes?

We continue our video series on the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act with the reasoning behind the FTC’s proposed changes.  
 
You can also read my overview of COPPA.  
 

COPPA Part 3: The FTC’s Basics on Compliance

We continue our video series on the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act with the basic guidelines the Federal Trade Commission lists to make sure you are complying with COPPA.
You have to excuse the interruption in the middle of the video for the break regarding CLE verification code which you can ignore.

 You can also read … Continue Reading

COPPA – Part Two: COPPA and Online Privacy

Today, we continue our series on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Last time, we talked about the basic pitfalls of contracting with minors online.  You can also read my overview of COPPA. 
This video discusses COPPA and online privacy as it relates to minors.

COPPA – The Introduction

I did a Lawlines CLE entitled Online Marketing to Minors: Legal Pitfalls & Ramifications.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting some clips from the presentation here that should give you a good idea of proposals the FTC is making to update the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act. For a basic introduction … Continue Reading

COPPA and ONLINE MARKETING TO CHILDREN WEBINAR ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8

In cooperation with Lawlines, I will be presenting a webinar titled “Online Marketing to Minors: Legal Pitfalls and Ramifications” on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. central (fee required).   The presentation will be recorded and available later on the Lawlines website.
We will discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s recent guidelines on the Children’s Online Privacy … Continue Reading

Marketing to Minors Even When You Don’t Mean To – Part 3

We’ve discussed contracting with minors and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in our prior two parts of the series.  There’s more to it than just those issues and we wrap up the series with some recent troubles from Facebook.
Facebook forbids thirteen-year-olds from creating profiles and those under 18 to have their parents’ permission.  The … Continue Reading