Karen H Bromberg

Karen H Bromberg

Cohen & Gresser LLP

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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

California’s Attorney General Releases Privacy Recommendations for Mobile Apps

California’s Attorney General released, on January 10, 2013, a lengthy set of recommended privacy practices aimed at app developers, app platform providers, mobile ad networks, operating system developers, and mobile...more

1/11/2013 - Attorney Generals Data Collection Delta Airlines Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

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

Instagram Retreats on Privacy Policy Change but Gets Sued Anyway

Photo-sharing app Instagram announced last Thursday, December 20, 2012 that it will withdraw one of its recent changes to the site's privacy policy following a public backlash. The withdrawn language explicitly permitted...more

12/28/2012 - Advertising Class Action Consent Instagram Privacy Policy Terms of Use Third-Party

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