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Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
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Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
For the last several years, the life sciences industry has been fertile ground for class action and aggregate litigation. Developments in this area have driven several trends, including state consumer...more
Things are getting worse for genetic diagnostics company 23andMe. On the heels of receiving a Warning Letter from the FDA over its Personal Genomic Services (PGS) test (see "FDA Threatens Agency Action Against 23andMe Over...more
With the rise of BaaS (or Backend as a service) platforms, it is easier than ever to create a mobile app on the fly. But Fenwick privacy co-chair Tyler Newby advises that companies should be aware of some important privacy...more
One trend is clear: more and more retailers are accepting payment through so-called "mobile wallets" in lieu of traditional plastic credit cards. Experts predict that in coming years, the local and global market for mobile...more
A scam that induces businesses to pay for listing in a useless online marketing directory has been temporarily enjoined and the company’s United States assets frozen in a court action brought by the Federal Trade Commission...more
A personal injury law firm can buy search terms using the names of a competing law firm’s partners without violating Wisconsin’s privacy laws because the use of the names is “non-visible,” an appellate court found.
Cases involving alleged false advertising in cyberspace increased significantly in number in the past year, but success has been limited according to a legal survey article by Cheryl Dancey Balough.
The article noted that...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report in March 2012 setting forth best practices for businesses to protect the privacy of American consumers and give them greater control over the collection and use of their...more
Three recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) cases decided over the last couple of months are worth looking at because they show the following points, respectively: (1) the CFAA in its current form does not give...more
Campmor, Inc., a successful online retailer of camping and outdoor equipment and customer of "online channel partner" Brulant, LLC, (now known as Rosetta) brought suit based on breach of contract, breach of warranty,...more
Is there really such a thing as "credentials" for purposes of testifying as an expert on search engine optimization (SEO)?
Of course not.
Campmor, Inc., a successful online retailer of camping and outdoor equipment...more
A French bill “to better guarantee the right to privacy in the digital age” has implemented the European Directive 2009/136/EC by requiring the data controller to inform the “Data Protection Correspondent” (a person within an...more
La proposition de loi française “visant à mieux garantir le droit à la vie privée à l’heure du numérique” transpose la Directive 2009/136/CE en obligeant les responsables de traitements de données à caractère personnel...more
A central aspect of every cloud service contract is the security of data processing. It is therefore important, if only for liability reasons, that responsibility for specific security measures be clearly assigned. This can...more
Canadian Industry Minister Tony Clement introduced a bill on May 25, the Safeguarding Canadian’s Personal Information Act (C-29), which would amend Canada’s national privacy legislation, the Personal Information and...more
Campmor, Inc., a successful online retailer of camping and outdoor equipment and customer of "online channel partner" Brulant, LLC, brought suit based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, fraud, consumer...more
Campmor, Inc., successful online retailer and customer of "online channel partner" Brulant, LLC, brings suit based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, fraud, consumer fraud and related claims arising from...more