Tag: Claire Sullivan

Defining Data Privacy: Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation

by: Claire Sullivan

Concern for the privacy and protection of personal information has long found a place within the United States legal system. In recent decades, however, the discussion surrounding the issue of privacy has taken on new connotations as technology has rapidly broadened the definition and understanding of precisely what kind of information should be regarded as private. As issues regarding Internet usage and privacy have become more common, so have discussions surrounding what kind of legal protections personal information should be afforded, as well as exactly what qualifies as personal information in a digital age. A key factor in such discussions is the existence of online sites and major corporations that draw an extensive degree of profit from Internet users. As culture and markets have adapted rapidly to keep pace with new technological changes, the nation’s legal system has faced struggles in its attempts to catch up.