Online Privacy Law Blog

It’s about that time again. Online privacy provide by laptop privacy filter is a Hill hot topic and bipartisan bills are being bandied about the Capitol in search of support. The amount of cross-aisle hand-holding is commendable; heck, even former rivals, John McCain (R-AZ) and John Kerry (D-MA), are co-sponsoring an Internet privacy proposal which aims to establish an online bill of rights.

Kerry and McCain’s effort is one in a long line of almost-acts, barely-bills, and online privacy proposals that have been passed around but never hit the law books. Since the mid-90s, Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been chanting at the bit to establish a universal Internet privacy law, but all attempts have been shot down. Business interests are concerned that the cost of implementing a universal online privacy law would seriously impinge…

Maybe he wanted to discredit long-standing Internet lore which casts his family as Grand Wizards of the Illuminati, or maybe he’s just genuinely concerned with the current state of online anonymity; either way, John D. Rockefeller’s (D-WV) “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011″, which was submitted for review on May 9, has privacy stalwarts saluting the Senator from West Virginia.

Online privacy is a hot legal issue. Since the beginning of the current congressional term, Senators and Congressmen have been introducing nuanced versions of various online privacy acts in the hopes that their solution will be the one to emerge victorious from the hopper. “Companies have too much freedom to collect user data on the Internet,” admonished Rockefeller, “consumers [need] the ability to block Internet companies from tracking their [online] activity.”…

As the online privacy debate rages on Capitol Hill, companies like Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft are scrambling to implement do-not-track mechanisms into their search engines. Why the rush? Currently, 5 online privacy proposals are circulating Washington and there are grand hopes to implement sweeping do-not-track laws in the near future. But technology and marketing executives don’t see the need for privacy regulations; so they’re on a mission to prove the industry can self-regulate without federal interference.

Capitol Hill’s Obsession with Online Privacy Since the mid-1990s, politicians have been dying to pass a universal online privacy act. While they succeeded at implementing several laws that pertained to the online collection of children’s information and personally identifiable health and financial data, a universal bill has remained elusive for nearly 15 years. Why…

One of the newest subcommittees of the 112th U.S. Congress is the Senate Judiciary’s, Privacy, Technology, and Law group. Minnesota Senator, Al Franken (D), serves as Chairman and Oklahoma Senator, Tom Coburn (R), is the ranking member. In light of heightened concern over Internet security, the subcommittee has been tasked with exploring a wide range of issues related to online data collection and privacy. The Senate Judiciary Committee Established in 1816, the Senate Judiciary Committee is one of the oldest Government task forces.

Since the panel is responsible for conducting Supreme Court confirmation hearings, reviewing all proposed Constitutional Amendments and overseeing issues related to immigration, antitrust, intellectual property, and, most recently, Internet privacy, seats on the Judiciary Committee are highly coveted. The Privacy, Technology, and Law Subcommittee The new Privacy,…

Aaron Kelly is an Internet lawyer and virtual treasure trove of knowledge when it comes to online privacy laws. His clients represent a wide swath of the online spectrum and come from all corners of the globe.

Online businesses of all sizes, Inc. 500 companies, technology start-ups, and everyday folks with online defamation and downloading issues count on Mr. Kelly as their general counsel. He’s been interviewed by various news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, and most recently appeared on NBC-affiliate, Channel 12 to discuss various Facebook legal issues.

An advocate and strong supporter of Internet innovation, Mr. Kelly keeps a close eye on proposed legislation that could alter online businesses – like online privacy bills and intellectual property laws.

A big believer in the power of relationships, Aaron has cultivated a strong network of connections, throughout the online business world, and often sets up introductions between those who may mutually benefit from the other.

As a respected member of the legal community, Aaron M. Kelly plays an active role in various legal associations, including the Continuing Legal Education Committee, Committee for the Arizona Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Additionally, Mr. Kelly serves as Vice Chairman of the State Bar of Arizona’s Member Assistance Committee.