On September 8, 2020, AB-1138, the Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act, was enrolled and presented to the California Governor for signature. If signed into law by the Governor, the bill would require a business that operates a social media website or application, beginning July 1, 2021, to obtain verifiable parental consent for California-based children the business “actually knows” is under 13 years of age.
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On August 6, 2020, President Trump signed executive orders imposing new economic sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the National Emergencies Act against TikTok and WeChat. The orders potentially affect tens of millions of U.S. users of these applications and billions of users worldwide.
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On May 19, 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority announced that the Litigation Chamber had imposed a €50,000 fine on a social media provider for unlawful processing of personal data in connection with the “invite-a-friend” function offered on its platform.
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In part two of our podcast by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss the fragmented nature of data security law in the U.S. and abroad, and explore the timeline of a breach event.
Continue Reading NSL Podcast Series: Part 2 on the U.S. “Patchwork Quilt of Regulation” and the Timeline of a Breach