Tag Archives: Social Media

CFC supports The Parent’s Social Media Accountability and Child Protection Act

AB 2511, The Parent’s Social Media Accountability and Child Protection Act, would prohibit a business from soliciting or knowingly permitting a minor to consent on behalf of a parent or legal guardian, to use of the minor’s name, image or information on a social media website or … Read More ›

New Law Bans Companies from Punishing Online Critics

by Jacob Davidson, Time

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The law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, which appears to be the first of its kind in the United States, prevents companies from including “non-disparagement” clauses in their contracts with customers. These clauses are often hidden in long user agreements that many consumers unwittingly agree to when using a service. Such legislation might seem unnecessary since forcefully silencing one’s customers seems to be a clear violation of the First Amendment. However, that hasn’t stopped a number of companies from trying to mute criticism using just the type of contracts this bill outlaws. Read More ›