In re Pharmatrak, Inc. Privacy Litigation

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Interpretation of the "consent" exception in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986

In re Pharmatrak, Inc. Privacy Litigation 329 F.3d 9 In the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Case Number 02-2138 Before Circuit Judge Lynch, Circuit Judge Bownes, and Circuit Judge Howard Decided on May 09, 2003 Relevancy … Read More

Big Tech, Politics, and Scandals

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Big Tech, Politics, and Scandals

When Christopher Wylie was in his mid-teens, he expressed hopes of becoming a statesman. If not, he assumed he would be another small merchant resorting to¬†Machiavellian¬†methods to sell petty goods. A decade later, he finds a place in the list … Read More

COPPA Compliance Checklist for Websites

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COPPA compliance checklist for websites

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) imposes certain requirements on online service providers that seek to collect personal information of children. This article is in continuation with my previous article that elaborated COPPA’s privacy policy and parental … Read More

Personal information, parental consent, and COPPA

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Personal information, parental consent, and COPPA

Acting on the Center of Media Education’s petition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) started an investigation into data collection practices of kidscom.com. Back in the 1990s, this popular website targetted individuals between 8 to 14 years of age. It allowed … Read More

Overview of DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

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DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Ruler of Dubai Emirate, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE, enacted the Dubai International Financial Centre Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020). … Read More