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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Websites that collect information from children under the age of thirteen are required to comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is generally responsible for ensuring compliance with COPPA. By Alice Cheng Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a staff report on the growing market for mobile apps…
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No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Numbers

A New Jersey appeals court recently ruled that a criminal suspect has no reasonable expectation of privacy in his cell phone number. By Alice Cheng In State v. DeFranco, the defendant schoolteacher was charged with sexual assault of a former student. Defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence of a telephone conversation with the victim,…
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Social Media and the Workplace

No one wants to lose his or her job over a Facebook post. However, most employees also do not think twice before griping about a boss in a status update, or posting a picture from last Friday night on a coworker’s wall. While free speech has historically been protected in the United States, there can also be…
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New Jersey Sues App Developer for COPPA violation

Company allegedly collected information from toddlers and children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, including first and last names,  a picture and other information. By Alice Cheng New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against Los Angeles-based mobile app developer, 24×7 digital, for allegedly violating the…
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