Cynthia Larose

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BREAKING NEWS: FTC Announces Major Settlement with Apple

Apple Agrees to Pay Consumers At Least $32.5 Million to Settle Complaint of Unfair Billing Related to Children’s In-App Charges - FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez just announced (press conference) that Apple, Inc....more

1/16/2014 - Apple Children's Products FTC Mobile Apps Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Privacy Monday - July 1st, 2013

Privacy Tidbits to start your week - The Risk-Benefit Analysis of BYOD: As we have written in the past, the proliferation of the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend is a high-wire balancing act for IT and...more

7/1/2013 - Apple Bring Your Own Device Data Collection Data Protection Minors Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Personally Identifiable Information ZIP Codes

Guide to Compliance with the Amended COPPA Rule

What Is COPPA? •Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by Congress in 1998 •Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, to issue and enforce regulations...more

6/29/2013 - Actual or Constructive Knowledge Advertising Networks COPPA FTC Geolocation Internet Service Providers Mobile Apps Online Platforms Online Privacy Protection Act Parental Consent Penalties Persistent Identifiers Personally Identifiable Information Photographs Safe Harbors Third-Party Liability Websites

Delta Finds Reprieve in State Court, but Not Everyone Will Get to Fly the Friendly Skies

California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ attempt to bring an enforcement action against Delta Air Lines, Inc. won’t be leaving the runway. California Superior Court Judge Marla J. Miller has dismissed a data privacy...more

6/4/2013 - CalOPPA Data Protection Delta Airlines Enforcement Actions Mobile Apps

FTC Guidelines for Mobile Applications: New Standards for Transparency and Notification Dictate Responsibilities for All Parties...

Mobile applications allow users to direct ill-tempered birds toward the buildings of evil pigs and can operate as a tool to let you know when is the best point in a movie to excuse yourself to the nearest restroom. They are...more

3/1/2013 - Advertising Advertising Networks Data Collection FTC Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Privacy Policy Social Media

Privacy-on-the-Go: California Attorney General and Major Mobile Application Platforms Agree to Privacy Principles for Mobile...

Application developers have been put on notice by the State of California. It is time to pay attention to user privacy and collection of information from user devices. In an effort led by the office of California...more

1/15/2013 - Amazon Apple Data Collection Google Hewlett-Packard Microsoft Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Research In Motion

#3 in our 2013 Issues Series: Privacy of Mobile Applications

As we continue our “new year, new look” series into important privacy issues for 2013, we boldly predict...more

1/9/2013 - COPPA Data Collection Delta Airlines FTC Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Parental Consent Privacy Policy

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