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Depository of International Online Privacy Resources

One of our more popular posts of the year was the recent Online Marketers’ Guide to Online Privacy.  It focuses mostly on U.S. law with some mention of of the E.U. Safe Harbor issues.   The purpose of this post is to host information regarding international online privacy issues.  If you know a good resource … Continue Reading

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

Quick Links – August 2013

Rocky Mountain National Park
Because of an extended working vacation away from Houston’s heat in Colorado, I’ve been away from the blog.  Like my kids gearing up to go back to school, I’m getting back to the normal work mode back in the office while recovering from a separated shoulder from a mountain biking incident (riding … Continue Reading

Do I need to comply with E.U. privacy laws?

I have not posted in some time because I enjoyed some traveling with the family in Hungary.  Some of my cousins – by marriage – are lawyers in Budapest.  They mainly peppered me with questions about the NSA and our take on privacy.  I can’t repeat the compelling soliloquy I made for all Americans after … 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

Will the Instagram Fuss Cause a Shift for Brands on Social Media in 2013?

By now, you have probably read the uproar caused by Instagram’s proposed change to the terms of service this week.   On Monday, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, added the following:
You agree that a business may pay Instagram to display your photos in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions without any compensation to … Continue Reading

Who Owns Your Photos and Texts on Your Old Cell Phones?

An artist purchased old Razr cell phones and then published what he found on those phones in a new book after his original artistic idea fell through.
You can watch Andrew Horansky’s KHOU-TV story to learn more of what happened.
You can also read more on it here from Dwight Silverman’s TechBlog.
From the legal perspective, there are several issues that … Continue Reading

Video Interview: Discussing the Role of Social Media in the Dharun Ravi Case with LXBN TV

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN TV on the subject of the Dharun Ravi/Rutgers webcam spying case. In our brief interview, I explain why this case received the level of attention that it did, what social media’s role was in the proceedings and what we can learn from the case.  … Continue Reading

When is a cookie more than a cookie? A lesson in privacy policies

We’ve discussed on here before that it is almost better to have no privacy policy than an incorrect privacy policy.  I learned today, however, Google may be dinging some sites for not having policies.  This is one area where cut and paste simply does not cut it. 
Your privacy policy has to be accurate and match what you … Continue Reading

Marketing to Minors – Even When You Don’t Mean To Part 2

We have been focusing on the legal pitfalls you may face when you market to minors.  If you are doing any business online, then you are marketing to minors even if you don’t mean to.  Our last post introduced the topic and provided an example of the law’s protection of minors by not recognizing a … Continue Reading