MYTH: collecting just an email address from website users is unregulated
MYTH: collecting information from children using a website is unregulated
MYTH: how website users who provide their email address are contacted is unregulated
ALL THREE OF THESE STATEMENTS ARE MYTHS. None of these are instances when collecting information from website users is unregulated.
For more information see: Privacy Policies are often required on Commercial Websites: http://wp.me/p10nNq-bL; The California Online Privacy Protection Act: http://oag.ca.gov/privacy/COPPA; CAN-SPAM Act: Compliance Guide for Business: http://www.business.ftc.gov/documents/bus61-can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business; Children’s Online Privacy: http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/children%E2%80%99s-online-privacy; EU ‘safe harbor’ arrangement: http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/ecom/menu.html; @iplegalfreebies and www.kasterlegal.com.
BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.