Stephanie Sharron

Stephanie Sharron

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Mobile Apps Remain Regulatory Focus as FTC Enforces Data Privacy of Popular Program

The provider of the immensely popular “Brightest Flashlight Free” mobile app for Android reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that it collected sensitive personal information, including...more

12/9/2013 - Data Collection Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Enforcement Actions FTC Mobile Apps Personally Identifiable Information Settlement Terms of Use

California Enacts Several Pieces of New Privacy Legislation

California is continuing to blaze new trails in the area of online data privacy. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law several new pieces of privacy legislation. The new laws affect all operators of commercial Web sites...more

10/4/2013 - CalOPPA Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Do Not Track Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information Right to Delete Websites

California Introduces “Right to Know” Privacy Law, Seeking to Increase Transparency

California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal recently introduced the “Right to Know Act of 2013” (AB1291) in the California State Assembly. If passed, this legislation would allow U.S. consumers unprecedented access to...more

4/15/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Personally Identifiable Information Proposed Legislation Right To Know Sensitive Business Information

New Developments in Data Privacy in China

China is taking notice of the growing focus on data privacy and protection issues by taking two significant steps toward clarifying the country’s approach to protecting personal information. Most recently, China issued the...more

3/12/2013 - China Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information

FTC Assesses $800,000 Fine Against Mobile App Operator and Issues Mobile Privacy and Security Guidance

The Federal Trade Commission has emphasized in the past that general privacy protections in the website space apply equally to mobile services, but a new FTC Staff Report released on Friday hones in on some privacy...more

2/11/2013 - Address Book App Developers COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Path Inc. Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Settlement Social Networks Transparency

Recent Privacy Developments: California AG Continues to Lead on Mobile with New Recommendations and FTC Amends COPPA

Nearly all businesses today are involved in some way in the development or distribution of mobile applications. The first part of this Client Alert highlights recent activities of the California State Attorney General to...more

1/15/2013 - Advertising App Platform Providers Attorney Generals COPPA Data Collection Enforcement FTC Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Mobile Ecosystems Notice Requirements Online Privacy Protection Act Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

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