California recently passed the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (“SOPIPA” a.k.a. “so-peep’-ah”), which is the first state law to comprehensively address student privacy and became effective January 1, 2016.  SOPIPA applies fairly broadly to websites, applications and online services that focus on K-12 students and is designed to protect personal information on K-12 students.  Even if… Read more »

Not Just a Question for Founders One question I get asked all the time by a team founding a startup is how to allocate stock among the two or three initial founders.  Often the question is expanded to cover other “founders” who are not prepared to join the team until some milestone is met.  For… Read more »

Except for a handful of laws that apply to specific industries, such as health and financial services, there is no comprehensive federal law that requires companies to have a privacy policy. However, some states, including California, have laws that require privacy policies. For example, the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“Cal OPPA”) requires… Read more »