Speakers: Rian Kinney

  • Rian Kinney, Esq.: Can I Use A Template? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Contracts

    WordCamp San Antonio 2020Speakers: Rian Kinney, Esq.

    January 21, 2021 — Tired of Contracts talks that start with “I’m not an attorney, but… I’ve learned from trial and error, learn from my mistakes, I’ve learned from attorneys over the years…” Never fear, Rian Kinney, is here! Rian, founder of Kinney Firm and eCommLegal, IS a U.S. corporate attorney, Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Open Source Software Committee, holding the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ CIPM & CIPP/E designations will asked the most frequently asked question she gets from the WordPress community: Can I use a Template? Not all contracts are created equal. There are business and contract basics you should know in order to know: what to look for in a template, what certain clauses mean, why you need them, how you are and are not able to tweak them, when negotiating, and why.

  • Rian Kinney: Privacy: How to Survive aCCPAcalypse 2020

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Rian Kinney

    November 11, 2019 — In addition to the CA Attorney General prosecuting CCPA violations and issuing fines, the law enables consumers to bring private actions and class action suits; the legal fees and costs to defend CCPA violation suits should be incentive enough to ensure you’re compliant. This expansion of consumers’ privacy rights is a welcome response to the lack of transparency and regulation and massive breaches, sharing, selling, and publication of consumer data. Businesses that properly prepared for GDPR still need to tweak a few things for CCPA compliance but it’s not the terrifying challenge the media is making it out to be.

    You still have time to prepare and get your WP site and business, CCPA ready. Rian will provide an overview of: the CCPA, (what you NEED to know), compliance best practices (what you need to DO, administratively and technologically), and resources for maintaining compliance (where you can turn when you need answers), including the WP features developed by the Core Privacy team.

  • Rian Kinney: Key differences between US and EU privacy law

    WordCamp Rome 2018Speaker: Rian Kinney

    April 15, 2019 — In response to the GDPR which became enforceable in May, the U.S. has opened privacy and data protection conversations at a state and federal level.

    If you or your customers are marketing or selling to the U.S. you need to know key similarities and differences between U.S. and E.U. law to avoid legal liability.

    This talk is presented by a U.S. business and privacy attorney and is for anyone working internationally, with the U.S. that wants to avoid costly business mistakes.

  • Christie Chirinos, Joshua Strebel, Karim Marucchi, Pat Ramsey, Rian Kinney, Sherry Walling: Panel: Inspiration And Practical Takeaways And How To Start And Run Your Business.

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speakers: Christie Chirinos, Joshua Strebel, Karim Marucchi, Pat Ramsey, Rian Kinney, Sherry Walling

    January 23, 2019 — The final panel will be a mix of prepared questions and moderated (to control length tone and moderate quality) audience questions to turn some of the aspirational and motivational points back into tactical practical takeaways.

    Attendees will be guided through how the pieces fit together while inspiring and highlighting practical takeaways where attendees gain long-term motivation, and are able to implement immediate tactical changes when they get back to their desk.

  • Rian Kinney: CYA Your Site

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Rian Kinney

    January 22, 2019 — 10 minutes to provide crucial ways to limit your legal liability online that are often overlooked. Privacy Policies are legally required by many states and how a website deals with visitor’s PII must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed, many distributors such as Amazon or Ebay won’t allow you to sell if you don’t have a privacy policy, Terms of Use are necessary to limit where you can be sued, how to make TOU more enforceable.

  • Rian Kinney: Take the FUD Out of Running your Online Business

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2018Speaker: Rian Kinney

    July 27, 2018 — We will discuss topics such as:

    Limiting your legal liability with Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Opting in for greater enforceability. Designating an Agent for DMCA protections.

    Trademark/Copyright – notice, protections afforded, filing fees, strategy

    Can you charge additional fees for clients that pay by credit card. How much can you charge for a late fee.

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