Other Privacy Cases
Do you know that your use of certain websites might be monitored? Do you know that websites that you are using may be collecting and analyzing the details of your use like click throughs, and rates and time spent on particular areas of the website? Or, that your private healthcare and other information might be transmitted to third parties like Google and Facebook through the use of pixels and tracking technology, so that they can direct advertising to you? Do you have children that use websites? These websites may be collecting their private information without your consent.
There are federal and state laws that protect you and your children from these invasions of privacy including federal wiretap laws and their state counterparts which could prevent operators from analyzing your use of their website, or state laws that prevent operators from transmitting your private information without your consent. There are laws that require parental consent preventing operators from collecting private information from children under the age of 13 years old.
Both federal and state laws protect website users from the misuse of personal information and the tracking and transmission of that information without prior consent. Such laws include federal and state wiretapping laws. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”) imposes certain requirements on website operators who know that their websites may be used by children under the age of 13 years old, or at least requires that they ask questions to determine whether the user is under that age before it can collect his personal information. We are familiar with the applicable laws and the requirements imposed on operators. We can investigate any potential actions.