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State Laws Address Risk, Pervasiveness of ‘E-personation’

No one can deny the power or exponential growth of social media, especially in the sports world. These platforms are the new global, virtual sports bar. After every big play, Twitter feeds light up with comments from athletes, sports analysts and anyone else around the world who wants to chime in. That’s one of the cool things about this bar: Anyone can mingle with pro athletes and VIPs.

But it’s dangerous too, because nobody checks ID. In fact, athletes, coaches, broadcasters and other sports talent can be easily impersonated without their consent, harming them and even the companies they endorse or that sponsor them. California Penal Code Section 528.5 is designed to help.


Read the full article here, "State Laws Address Risk Pervasiveness of E-Personation."