Emily Tabatabai Discusses California's Overhaul of Student Data Privacy Regulations


​​Privacy attorney Emily Tabatabai recently spoke with the Daily Journal (subscription required) about California's recent overhaul of its privacy regulations on student data, or the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPPA).

SOPPA shift the burder for protecting student data from schools to the third-party companies with whom the schools work. "Many of these schools lack the necessary resources to adequately evaluate the privacy protections of their third-party contractors," Ms. Tabatabai said.

Certified as an information privacy professional in both U.S. and European privacy law (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”), Ms. Tabatabai works with clients to comply with the various laws, regulations and best practices governing the collection and use of personal data. She has advised companies on compliance, investigations, and litigation involving a variety of federal and state law obligations, including under the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state data breach notification laws, California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and others.