Future of Privacy Forum

Speaking Engagement | March.03.2016

San Francisco, CA

Emily Tabatabai will be speaking at the Future of Privacy Forum's Student Privacy Boot Camp for Ed Tech Vendors at the University of California Hastings College of the Law on March 3, 2016.

Emily will be speaking on the session "FERPA (applies to schools) and COPPA (applies to businesses)." This presentation will provide the details of FERPA, how it applies to schools and guides their policies and practices, and its impact on vendors who share the school’s role in collecting, maintaining, or processing student data, as well as an overview of COPPA, what its requirements are for vendors generally, and in more detail as it applies to vendors operating via school contracts or direct contact with students.

Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Internet of Things
  • Strategic Advisory and Government Enforcement

Emily S. Tabatabai パートナー

Washington, D.C.; Houston

Emily provides strategic counseling and advice on privacy, consumer protection and online safety matters to clients across industries, including retail, ecommerce, mobile apps, gaming, social media, advertising technology (adtech), financial services, education, business services and technology. She also represents clients subject to regulatory investigations, including before the FTC and States Attorneys General, Congressional committees and other regulatory agencies and groups.

Emily provides proactive compliance guidance, and regulatory investigation defense, on a variety of privacy and consumer protection laws, including:

  • U.S. state privacy laws in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Virginia (CCPA, CPRA, CPA, CTDPA, UCPA, VCDPA)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Online safety laws for kids and teens, including California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AADC), Utah Social Media Regulation Act and others
  • Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) and state unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) laws
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA), New York’s Education Law 2-d and other state student data privacy laws
  • Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and other biometric privacy laws
  • Washington My Health My Data Act and other state health privacy laws
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR)
  • Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA)

Emily is a frequent speaker on data privacy matters, with a particular focus on children’s privacy (COPPA), student data privacy and EdTech and online safety laws for kids and teens. She has been featured as an “Up and Coming” Privacy & Data Security attorney by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Clients tell Chambers, “She’s been an excellent partner. She has a very good understanding of the practical realities of implementing privacy policies for large companies.” Citing her expertise in the field of educational privacy, student data and EdTech matters, Chambers reports that clients regard her as “very knowledgeable and truly an expert in this space,” with some saying, “On the student data side, she is unmatched,” and The Legal 500 notes that Emily “is the first port of call for child- and student-directed service providers for compliance advice with COPPA, SOPIPA and CalOPPA regulations.”

Emily also has an active consumer protection practice, focused on marketing and promotional issues. She counsels clients on advertisements and endorsements, retail sales and e-commerce, advertising substantiation, SMS and telemarketing, social media and online advertising.