New EU Data Laws—What Nonprofit Organizations Need To Know04.23/Alert
Nonprofit organizations can often handle large amounts of data originating in the EU. Though it is a common misconception that nonprofits are exempt from GDPR compliance, the fact is they are not.
Blockchain and the Legal Landscape03.26/Video
In this video, Pillsbury partner Mercedes Tunstall discusses some of the important legal issues to consider when exploring a blockchain solution.
Court of Appeals Rolls Back Portions of the FCC’s 2015 Robocall and Text Ruling03.19/Blog
A recent Court of Appeals decision will rescind some aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and have significant implications for businesses contacting consumers by telephone or text.
The Internet Stole My Face: New Advances in Technology Could Make Everyone a Digital Video Puppet08.30/Blog
Visual effects artists can create realistic digital replicas of actors that can be manipulated like puppets, and new developments in software technology could soon make digital puppetry accessible to the masses. Protections against unauthorized use of digital replicas can involve copyright or traditional tort claims, but if this technology continues to spread, the difficulty in controlling one’s own likeness will probably increase.
Keeping up with Cayla: Concerns over Interactive Toys Spur an FTC Update of COPPA Guidelines07.24/Alert
Consumer groups have filed a complaint alleging that My Friend Cayla, an internet-connected doll, violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by facilitating the collection of children’s communications and uploading them for commercial use without verifiable parental consent. The Federal Trade Commission’s June 2017 update to COPPA added internet-connected toys, children’s products that collect personal information, and voice-activated devices to the products and services covered.