Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources to help you find legal advice, write a privacy policy, implement strong security, and address takedown demands. This page also includes polling information related to consumers, privacy, and free speech.

Obtaining Legal Advice

The Primer is designed as a reference resource for designing privacy and free speech into your product or service, not as a source of legal advice. In the event that you need an attorney, here are some resources to help find one.

State bar and professional organizations


Legal clinics specializing in technology law

Writing a Privacy Policy

Under California law, all online services must have a privacy policy that explains, among other things, how data is collected, used, and shared.


Guidance from regulators

Implementing Security and Encryption

Protecting your users’ privacy requires you to be thoughtful about the data you collect and hold. Security planning and practices are essential to this.



Copyright and Trademark Issues

If you host user-generated information, you may see demands from copyright or trademark owners seeking to remove that content from your service. This publications can further help you navigate that difficult terrain.


Legal resources

Polling Information

Your users care about privacy and free speech. In addition to the case studies found in the Primer, here are statistics to help make that case to investors, business partners, and the press.

Internet and device usage, generally

Privacy and surveillance

Social media usage

Teens and the internet


Other polling data

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