Texas has become the latest state to impose age-related privacy and safety restrictions on online service providers, joining Arkansas, California, Florida, and Utah. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott on June 13, 2023, the Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment (SCOPE) Act is scheduled to go into effect on September 1, 2024, and will require digital service providers to “register” the age of potential users at account creation and implement a series of privacy and safety controls for known minors.Continue Reading Texas Becomes Latest State to Address Kids’ Privacy and Safety Online
Ariel Glickman has experience with a variety of privacy and data security issues.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently found that in order for cell tower warrants to be supported by probable cause and satisfy Fourth Amendment concerns, they must include protocols limiting the government’s collection of information from individuals not involved in the underlying criminal activity. In In re Application for Tower Dump Data for a Sex Trafficking Investigation, No. 23 M 87, 2023 WL 1779775 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 6, 2023), the court only approved a “tower dump” warrant, commonly named as such for its tendency to sweep broadly and collect innocent third parties’ information, after the government provided restrictions on its search.Continue Reading Northern District of Illinois Clarifies Standards for Tower Dumps