Sunday, September 18, 2016

News From - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

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Protecting Children From Online Tracking Technology

This week, Attorney General Schneiderman announced settlements with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and JumpStart Games for their violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In a two-year investigation called “Operation Child Tracker,” the Attorney General’s office found that websites operated by these companies had tracking technology that illegally enabled third-party venders to track children’s online activity, which is in violation of COPPA. The office will continue its investigation to hold accountable those who violate the law by tracking children online. 

Speaking On Civil And Religious Rights

On Thursday evening, Attorney General Schneiderman co-hosted a community forum on civil and religious rights in Westchester. At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Attorney General addressed religious freedom and the Religious Rights Initiative, a project of the Civil Rights Bureau that addresses religious rights issues and enforces anti-discrimination laws. 

Remembering the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, Attorney General Schneiderman, Director of the New York State Archives Thomas Rullers and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, announced the creation of a new public website that hosts a digital collection of documents relating to investigations and litigations arising from the 1971 prison uprising and its aftermath. The Attica uprising began when inmates took several prison guards hostage and took control of parts of the prison. After a four-day siege, the prison was retaken by state police and prison officers. This accessible database will allow all to pay homage to the lives lost and those forever changed as a result of the uprising. 

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