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Noah Bialos advises clients on digital safety, platform regulation, risk governance, and human rights.

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

Less than one month after Utah adopted the nation’s first law restricting the use of social media platforms by minors under 18, Arkansas last week enacted its Social Media Safety Act (the Act), SB396. The Act, which goes into effect on September 1, 2023, similarly bars minors from holding accounts on social media platforms without parental consent and requires social media companies to complete “reasonable age verification” via a third-party vendor.Continue Reading Arkansas Becomes Second State To Enact Social Media Restrictions for Minors

California and New York recently passed laws that seek to change how social media platforms and social media networks design and report their content moderation practices. The New York law will require a hateful conduct policy and reporting mechanism starting in December 2022. The California laws will impose content policy and transparency requirements starting in

Following the European Council’s approval last week, the Digital Services Act (DSA) has been officially adopted, starting the countdown to the law’s entry into force later this year. The DSA builds on the Electronic Commerce Directive 2000 (e-Commerce Directive) and regulates the obligations of digital services that act as intermediaries in connecting consumers with third-party