Karen H Bromberg

Karen H Bromberg

Cohen & Gresser LLP

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FTC’s Authority to Police Data Security Practices Challenged

Hotelier Wyndham Worldwide Corp’s motion to dismiss an FTC lawsuit alleging lax data security practices is likely to have significant implications for the agency’s ability to police cybersecurity practices at American...more

6/11/2013 - Credit Cards Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Motion to Dismiss Personally Identifiable Information Wyndham

FTC Recommends Stronger Safeguards for Mobile Payments

With the use of mobile payments by consumers reaching “fever pitch”, the FTC has released a new report entitled, “Paper, Plastic… or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” discussing how companies can develop mobile...more

4/18/2013 - Data Protection FTC Mobile Payments Privacy Concerns Privacy-By-Design

Taming the Wild West: FTC Report Urges Mobile App Industry to Adopt Strong Privacy Measures

App providers and developers are in the hot seat again. On the same day that the FTC fined the social networking app Path $800,000 over allegations that it collected personal information without obtaining consumers’ consent,...more

2/11/2013 - App Developers Dashboard Data Collection Data Protection Do Not Track FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Ecosystems Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

FTC Fines Path Mobile Social Networking App $800,000 for Privacy Breaches

The developer of the popular Path social networking app for mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting their personal information without their consent. As part...more

2/4/2013 - COPPA Data Breach Data Collection Fines FTC Mobile Apps Privacy Policy Settlement Social Networks Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Mobile App Disclaimers Not Sufficient to Circumvent FCRA Requirements

The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement last week with a mobile app company, its data provider, and their CEO in its first Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) enforcement action involving mobile applications. The...more

1/18/2013 - Advertising Criminal Background Checks Disclaimers Enforcement Actions FCRA FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Settlement

FTC Consent Order Illustrates Importance of Privacy Policy Disclosure and Adherence

The importance of fully disclosing (and abiding by) your company’s privacy policies was underscored last month when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued a consent order barring Epic Media Group, LLC, an online advertising...more

1/8/2013 - Behavioral Advertising Browser History Sniffing Consent Order Data Collection Disclosure Requirements Epic FTC Privacy Policy Technology

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