FTC Updates COPPA Compliance Plan for Business

The Federal Trade Commission has updated its Compliance Plan guidance under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to address: New business models. As technologies evolve, companies have new ways of collecting data, some of which may affect your obligations under COPPA. Just one example: voice-activated devices that collect personal information. If your clients change how…

Idaho’s Indentured Servants

The state of Idaho is in the news and it is not about: the crazy Smurf-blue football field at Boise State that helps the school yield $750,000 a year in licensing revenue: Boise ranking 2nd in Forbes’ Best Places to Raise a Family; 2nd in Fast Company’s Top Cities for Millennial Entrepreneurs; #6 in Livability’s…

We Need Your Nomination for the ABA Blawg 100

  Every year, the ABA Journal publishes its “Blawg 100” comprising its top legal blogs (aka blawgs).  They are taking nominations in three categories: (1) blawg; (2) podcast and (3) twitter feed. Many of you are familiar with my work in this area: My blawg – Internet Law Center’s Cyber Report (whose newsletter has won an…

Internet Privacy Back on the Agenda

On April 3,  President Trump signed legislation repealing the Federal Communications Commission privacy rules.  During their spring recess, Republican members of Congress received an earful from angry consumers. One month later, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who introduced the repeal resolution in the House, introduced H.R. 2520 the “Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and…