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On 28 March 2024, Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (Commission) published a set of advisory guidelines on the applicability of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) on children’s personal data in the digital environment (Guidelines)[1].

What is the Ambit of the Guidelines?

The Guidelines are intended to clarify how Singapore’s comprehensive data protection legislation, the PDPA, including its provisions and obligations imposed on relevant organisations, apply to children’s personal data in the digital environment. More specifically, they apply to organisations whose online products or services are “likely to be accessed by children”.Continue Reading Singapore Issues Privacy Guidelines for Children’s Online Safety

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In 2023, we analyzed the laws in Arkansas, Texas and Utah that require age verification and parental consent before allowing minors to create accounts on social media and other interactive platforms.  A similar law – Secure Online Child Interaction And Age Limitation (SOCIAL) Act – was passed in Louisiana, which has an in-force date of July 1, 2024.  Ohio legislators also enacted the Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act (Ohio Act).  All of these laws have requirements that are similar to the proposed federal law titled Kids Online Safety Act” (KOSA), which we explain in a companion post).Continue Reading Protecting Kids Online – Part II

Protection for minors online continues to top the list of U.S. regulatory and legislative priorities in 2024. So far in 2024, legislators in California introduced several bills focused on minors; Congress held hearings and advanced federal legislation protecting minors online; and constitutional challenges to 2023 state laws focused on minors’ social networking accounts advanced in the Courts. Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are looking to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and corresponding Rule, as detailed in another post. However, the proposals explained in this post extend far beyond online privacy concerns, and we believe more focus on minors’ online safety is on the way.Continue Reading Protecting Kids Online: Changes in California, Connecticut and Congress – Part I

The Spanish antitrust regulator, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y de la Competencia (CNMC), has joined the proposed “State Pact” for protecting Spanish children from harmful content online and in social media. The CNMC joins the Spanish Data Protection Authority and Attorney General’s Office, as well as civil society and UN bodies, in supporting the proposal to develop long-term approaches to online safety.  Continue Reading The Spanish Antitrust Authority (CNMC) Follows the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) and Joins Forces with Other National and International Institutions to Protect Minors on the Internet and in Social Networks

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The Online Safety Act: Does this present a difficult balancing act for

Introduction

The Online Safety Act (“OSA”) aims to make the internet a safer place, protecting adults and children from illegal and harmful content by making online service providers such as social media companies more accountable for content published on their sites[1]. Despite the positive intentions, the OSA may have unintended consequences. In particular, service providers will face the difficult task of balancing the duty to protect users from illegal and harmful content against the duty to protect freedom of expression.

The OSA became law on 26 October 2023.Continue Reading The Online Safety Act: Does this present a difficult balancing act for online service providers?

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