Amy Malone

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On the Third Day of Privacy, My Smartphone Followed Me…

In 2013 geolocation and biometrics were hot topics. Apple included a fingerprint reader on the new iPhone which was either really cool or an epic fail depending on your viewpoint, and Google and the NSA are tracking our...more

12/12/2013 - Biometric Information Cybersecurity Data Collection Geolocation Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Proposed Legislation Smartphones

NJ Attorney General Settles with PulsePoint for $1 Million

Digital marketing company, PulsePoint entered into a Consent Order with the New Jersey Attorney General and agreed to pay $1 million, following an investigation of claims that PulsePoint bypassed privacy setting of Apple’s...more

8/2/2013 - Apple Attorney Generals Data Collection FTC Google Online Advertisements Pulsepoint

Massachusetts Zip Code Class Action: Take 3

Another class action suit has been filed in Massachusetts in the zip code wars. This time, the target is instrument retailer Guitar Center for allegedly requesting customers to provide their zip codes when making purchases...more

6/3/2013 - Class Action Credit Cards Data Collection Personally Identifiable Information Retailers ZIP Codes

Yet Another Zip Code Class Action Filed in Massachusetts

Earlier this month, we reported on the privacy case against craft giant Michaels Stores in which the plaintiff alleged that Michaels illegally collected zip codes during credit card transactions. The case was ultimately...more

4/9/2013 - Class Action Credit Cards Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Retailers ZIP Codes

Google: Better to Seek Forgiveness Than Permission?

For years, Google has been blazing trails in the technology world and along the way they have been caught in a few snares. The latest entanglement wrapped up this week as the company settled a two-year investigation led by an...more

3/21/2013 - Attorney Generals Data Collection FTC Google StreetView Wifi

Activity at the Federal Trade Commission

There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these days, particularly in the privacy arena. In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate...more

3/1/2013 - Android Applications COPPA Data Collection FTC HTC America Manufacturers Mobile Devices Parental Consent Path Personally Identifiable Information Political Appointments Privacy Policy Security Social Media

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