#DigitalParenting Legal Stories via @drbattytowers

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Online games industry given two months to get house in order following OFT investigation The OFT has today published its final principles for online and in-app games, and given games producers a deadline of 1 April to ensure that their games do not breach consumer protection law. The OFT principles state that consumers should be told upfront about costs associated…

Trust in data: about to be compromised?

This story just caught my eye, as there's that interesting balance between privacy in research and open-ness - this time with legal ramifications. Surely in exposing the data, they will be breaching other privacy laws - e.g. they would have collected the data for a specific purpose, and contract said 'data not to be released until after death'... Quite concerning. The folk tale about the academic who accidentally deleted his data is older than the…

Crazy Legal Cases

January 2000: Kathleen Robertson of Austin Texas was awarded $780,000.00 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running amok inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving tyke was Ms. Robertson's son. June 1998: A 19 year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000.00 and medical expenses when his neighbour ran his hand over with…