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

Enter, the APPS Act

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Georgia, has introduced a mobile privacy bill that if passed will require mobile application developers to maintain privacy policies, obtain consent from consumers before collecting...more

5/14/2013 - APPS Act Data Protection Mobile Apps Mobile Privacy

Updated COPPA Rule – “Strong, Stronger and Yet Stronger” or Just More Confusion?

After years of consideration and feedback the Federal Trade Commission released the final revision to the 14-year old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The FTC began its review of the Rule back in April...more

12/24/2012 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Internet Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

Nickelodeon Target of Privacy Complaint; Final COPPA Amendments to be Released Tomorrow

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed a complaint yesterday asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by Nickelodeon and mobile...more

12/19/2012 - Center for Digital Democracy COPPA FTC Mobile Apps Nickelodeon PlayFirst

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