Tag Archives: Social Media

Privacy, Innovation and Big Data Forum Hosted by Alston & Bird

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On March 25, Alston & Bird hosted a forum titled, “Privacy, Innovation and Big Data: What Does the Future Hold.” David Keating, Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Security Practice, hosted a panel discussion that included Peter Swire, Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Jerry Jones, Chief Ethics and Legal Officer at Acxiom, Cindy Liebes, Federal Trade Commission Southeast Region, and constitutional lawyer Gerald R. Weber. Click here to view a video of the event. Written by Privacy & [...] Read more

David Keating Quoted in Law360

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David Keating was quoted in a Law360 article titled “FTC Sets High Bar for COPPA Parental Consent Verification” and discussed the COPPA parental consent verification and how the Federal Trade Commission recently rejected the first attempt under the amended COPPA Rule at proposing a parental consent safe harbor method. “Given that data that is collected from children is one of the most sensitive categories of information, the commission is not going to take the approval of a new mechanism lightly and certainly won’t do it where there is emerging technology that the commission [...] Read more

Privacy Co-Chair Paul Martino Quoted on Nationwide Impact of New California Law Establishing Online Privacy Rights for Children Under 18 Years of Age

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On September 26, 2013, Paul Martino, co-chair of Alston and Bird’s Privacy and Security practice, was quoted in the Law360 article, “California’s Delete-Button Law Invigorates Teen Privacy Push.” In the article, Martino discussed the likely nationwide impact of a newly enacted California law, entitled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital Age,” which passed the California legislature as S.B. 568 on August 30 and was signed by Governor Brown on September 23. “What we’re seeing from California is a move to nudge the federal law and perhaps influence other states to [...] Read more

Update: California Governor Brown Signs into Law S.B. 568, “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World”

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Today, California Governor Brown signed into law S.B. 568, establishing a new law entitled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,” which aims to protect the online privacy of children and teenagers who are under 18 years of age and reside in the State of California. California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), who introduced S.B. 568, released a statement calling the new law “a groundbreaking protection for our kids who often act impetuously with postings of ill-advised pictures or messages before they think through the consequences. They [...] Read more

Gov. Christie Signs Revised Social Media Privacy Bill

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August 29, 2013 – After initially vetoing legislation in May, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today signed into law legislation that will prohibit employers from requiring job applicants or current workers to provide their user names and passwords for social media sites. In doing so, New Jersey becomes the twelfth state to enact such a measure. The law goes into effect December 1, 2013. After Christie’s veto, the bill was revised to, among other things, remove language that allow employees to bring civil actions for alleged violations. Instead, employees can report violations [...] Read more

California Establishes Digital Privacy Rights Law for Minors: S.B. 568 Expands Online Privacy Protections Beyond Federal COPPA Rules and Extends Rights to All Children Under 18 Years of Age

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California Governor Brown is preparing to sign into law an unprecedented children’s online privacy bill (S.B. 568), which adds a new chapter to the State’s Business and Professions Code (BPC) to protect the online privacy of children and teenagers who are under 18 years of age and reside in the State of California. The bill establishes Chapter 22.1, entitled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,” which will commence with Section 22580 in Division 8 of the BPC. In response to minors’ increasing access to digital content and products available online, California [...] Read more