DOs and DON’Ts for Website Privacy Policies

It is easy to become lost in the quagmire of privacy obligations for your website. In the absence of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States, individual states are enacting their own privacy laws. For a while it was only California, but now many other states either have enacted laws or have pending […]

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Youth Privacy and Data Collection Online

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Sara Etemad-Moghadam

While technology provides children with the benefits of social connection and belonging, there are also adverse effects on children and teens’ physical and mental well-being and concern about how their personal data is used. Children are accessing the Internet from an early age and they and their parents need to understand what data is being […]

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Check Your List Twice Before Gifting a DNA Testing Kit This Holiday Season

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Punita Patel

As the holidays approach, many may be considering gifting their loved ones DNA testing kits. However, we encourage you to learn more about the risk to you and your family’s data privacy when placing DNA gifts underneath the tree. These direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies make promises about how your “privacy comes first,” but in […]

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Copyright and Photography: Exceptions and Special Cases

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Charlotte Cuccia

This is the third Insight in a series addressing how photographers can exploit and protect their rights. Read the first post here, the second post here, the fourth post here, the fifth post here and the sixth post here. Previously, we have discussed high-profile, ongoing copyright cases that photographers should be aware of as well as best practices […]

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AI in the Living Room: The Problem with Online Exam Proctors

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Ethan Barr

When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered physical classrooms, students arrived home to numerous Zoom or Google Meet invitations to attend their newly established virtual classes. Now that remote education has become ubiquitous (despite optimistic plans for in-person classes in Fall 2021), many educational institutions have turned to the trendiest technological advances to monitor classroom activity, particularly […]

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