Tagged With "Privacy Regulations"

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Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Rosemary O'Neill ·
As you may (or may not) be aware, the EU last year passed a strong set of guidelines aimed at protecting individual data privacy rights. Those guidelines are called “GDPR,” or General Data Protection Regulation, and they apply to any entity who collects or processes identifiable data from EU citizens (in short, almost everyone). There are a few primary principles: Users must be notified specifically whenever data is being collected from them. Users have the right to delete or export the data...
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

neil ·
#3 "request deletion of all of their content by the admin" is a problem for message threads where a user's content is critical to the rest of the user's messages in that thread. They should not have the right to ruin other people's contributions if their post is important or replied to. What I would suggest is that they have the right to remove their NAME from posted content, not the content itself, in order to make their content anonymous. At our 'lesson' content site, we view all posts as...
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Corky Smith ·
Excellent! Thank you. > On Mar 27, 2018, at 4:59 AM, Social Strata < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: > >
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Rosemary O'Neill ·
That item is a "request" by the member for the admin to delete their content. You can refuse to delete their content, if you feel it's within your rights. We're just providing the mechanism that will support compliance with GDPR; what you choose to do with it is your decision as the owner/admin. Unfortunately, when technological solutions are legislated, they don't always think of the consequences for all scenarios. Sadly, online communities were not really given deep consideration when...
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Brian Lenz ·
Hi @Lynda ! We aren't currently planning on making any changes to the notification system in Hoop.la as part of the upcoming GDPR changes. I'm not aware of any specific requirements in GDPR related to email delivery or opt-in. Here's the list of the key changes being introduced by GDPR: https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html Hope that helps!
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Lynda ·
Hi @Brian Lenz thanks for getting back to me so quickly. The issue I'm talking about is the consent provision. From what I understand, GDPR is the oppposite of CAN-SPAM - meaning people need to give a specific opt in (unless the use qualifies as legitimate use) rather than opt out. Right now on the registration form there's no specific way people can opt in to receive communications, is there?
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Lynda ·
Hi Rosemary, will Social Strata be adding a feature for people to opt-in to emails? Our CRM is adding this feature so we can be compliant with GDPR.
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Brian Lenz ·
@Lynda , I don't see GDPR as being related to CAN-SPAM. GDPR deals with privacy and processing of personal data. Part of that is the consent provision you mentioned, but that's about consent to collection of personal data, not specifically related to communications/email. With the GDPR updates to Hoop.la, you will have the ability to put a description (optionally) on any profile field so that you can give clear purpose as to why each field is being collected. You're right that there is no...
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Lynda ·
@Brian Lenz Actually GDPR is the exact opposite of CAN-SPAM; it's not related at all! We've been following CAN-spam using what you describe below as our guidepost but I've sat in on sessions with attorneys who are saying we need to get explicit opt-in from people in order to email them with GDPR if we are collecting their data. Our CRM has offered an automatic feature to comply with this requirement, that is why I am asking. And it's due to the consent provision of GDPR. I can DM you the...
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Re: Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

Brian Lenz ·
I see, @Lynda . We currently don't have any plans to add such a tool, as we aren't aware of GDPR requirements relating to email communication. We can certainly discuss a possible customization if that's of interest to you. Perhaps we should take this conversation to our support channel so we can discuss options, customizations, etc. in private.
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Online Community and GDPR - What Now?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard of GDPR by now (or at least been barraged by emails notifying you of privacy policy changes from everyone you’ve ever contacted). Here at Social Strata, our main goal is to give you the tools you can use to comply with new regulations, if they apply to your community. Back in the days of the US COPPA regulation, we provided a mechanism so that you could age-check and obtain parental consent, and with GDPR we’ve followed a similar...
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Re: How can I comply with EU Cookie Law?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
For both Eve Community and Hoop.la, we've provided sample wording that you can insert into your Terms of Service to support your compliance efforts. Remember, if you're serving third party ads that use cookies, you'll need to include dislosures for those as well. You can find the sample wording, and a larger explanation of the cookie law here: http://company.socialstrata.co.../content/EUcookielaw As an additional resource, we recommend Cookie Control, a service that will handle compliance as...
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How can I comply with EU Cookie Law?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
I need to comply with the EU "cookie law," or e-Privacy Directive.  Is there a way to do that with Eve Community or Hoop.la?
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Final COPPA update just in time for holidays

Rosemary O'Neill ·
All I wanted for Christmas was for COPPA to be finalized...(just kidding, I'm not THAT nerdy.) The amended rule goes into effect July 1, 2013.   COPPA is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which has been winding its way...
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Children's Privacy: Update on COPPA

Rosemary O'Neill ·
COPPA is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted in 1998 in order to restrict the collection and use of data collected from children 13 and under. We posted an update here almost one year ago, noting that COPPA was still under...
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Hoop.la and the EU e-Privacy Directive (cookie law)

Rosemary O'Neill ·
The European Union recently distributed new guidelines governing compliance with the e-Privacy Directive. This directive requires that online users be informed of cookies before they are set. The EU has taken the position that cookies should be...
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Re: It's OK if Your Mom Follows Your LiveCloud Blog

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It's OK if Your Mom Follows Your LiveCloud Blog

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Yes, you read that right.  Your LiveCloud blog is an easy way to privately or publicly communicate with your family, your pals, AND your business associates. We realize that your colleagues might not be interested in your son's high school...
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Re: Google+ using circles to set privacy on posts...great idea...

Matt Bradley ·
I love how they use circles. It is a great way to organize your friends by their relationship. So many time with Facebook, you cannot specify how they are related to you. Hopefully we will see a bit more iphone application development in this realm. The app that Google has out now could use a bit more polishing. What do you guys think?
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Google+ using circles to set privacy on posts...great idea...

Rosemary O'Neill ·
...that our LiveCloud network has had since 2006.   Glad to see Google's on board with the idea.
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Another bite at the COPPA apple

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Once upon a time, there was a COPPA Rule.  It was enforced by the FTC and lo, many beheld it to be out-of-date and unworkable.   Yet hark!  The FTC spread tidings throughout the land that the COPPA rule would be modified and...
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Hi Rosemary, Thanks for the COPPA update. Can you call out the cavalry on the eve question shark forum? There are a bunch of us whose entire websites and forums have been down for an hour without response from social strata. Thanks so much.
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Harold ·
I think the basic age limit should be raised to 18. Just had a high school senior friend me on Facebook simply because I graduated there 25 years earlier. I seriously doubt that she would really want to hang out with a 43 year old truck driver.
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Rosemary O'Neill ·
You're welcome Lynda! And the cavalry resolved the issue yesterday...I'm looking to improve our outward communications when things like that happen; we'd like to be much more proactive than we were yesterday, and I'm sorry for that. Harold, I might agree with you. It's kind of funny that the actual age issue never really came up in their discussions. It's probably because there are certain situations where you wouldn't want to lock out 15-16 year olds.
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

carolevans ·
The conversation about kids online is an interesting conversation. Sometimes it is tricky to navigate these waters. Do you guys staff an ip lawyers or do you use one from the outside. I would be interested to see how small businesses handle these issues.
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5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Rosemary O'Neill ·
What the Heck is COPPA? COPPA stands for the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act," enacted in 1998 to limit the collection of personally identifiable information from kids 13 and under without their parents' consent.  The Act is starting to...
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Control Freaks Unite

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Yes, I'll admit it right now.  I'm a control freak.  And when it comes to my social accounts all over the web, it's intensified by a factor of 10.  Do you consider who's reading your blips, blogs, and profiles you've left in various...
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How to write your website Terms of Service

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Today's post is about the bottom of the page, the legalese, the fine print. Every site is unique, and will have unique requirements, but this should get you going in the right direction.  The phrase "Terms of Service" applies to an...
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Re: 3 Reasons Zuckerberg is Dead Wrong

sbevis ·
We do care about our privacy. How many people have web cams running 24/7 in our homes?
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Re: 3 Reasons Zuckerberg is Dead Wrong

hyperstar ·
I agree with you. Im on twitter as hyperupdate
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Re: 3 Reasons Zuckerberg is Dead Wrong

Rich Melvin ·
When asked in a private interview what he thought of his customers providing Facebook with all their private information, Mr. Zuckerberg referred to his customers as, "...a bunch of dumb f**ks." At that moment I lost all respect for that simple twit.
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3 Reasons Zuckerberg is Dead Wrong

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, recently gave an interview to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch in which he explained his company's recent about-face on privacy.  He says we don't care about it anymore.  Uh, what? 1. 2.4 million Facebook...
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