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Online Privacy Laws

Aaron Sankin

Can California Stop The Government From Reading Your Email? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.22.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Taking a stand for online privacy, California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill that would require all ...

Unintended Consequences of FTC's New COPPA Children's Online Privacy Rules

Larry Magid | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

While the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a well-intentioned law and the new proposed rules do bring it into the 21st century, there are unintended negative consequences.

Do We Need a "'Do Not Track" Tool and Will It Help?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

As a partial remedy for online tracking, the Federal Trade Commission is proposing a "Do Not Track" tool that would enable consumers to tell marketers not to track them as they surf the Net.