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App Developers Settle COPPA Violations Relating to Third-Party Ad Network Practices

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

This week, the FTC announced settlements with two mobile app developers – LAI Systems, LLC and Retro Dreamer (including two of its principals) – concerning allegations that their apps collected childrens’ personal information...more

Raise Capital to Start Your Network Marketing Company

by Babener & Associates on

Raising capital to fund your network marketing startup can be tricky. In fact, there is no clear cut answer to finding funding. However, there are options available to MLM company owners. There are many giant direct sales...more

Google, Yahoo, and Ad Networks Agrees to Set of Best Practices to Combat Online Piracy

The United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel recently blogged about a new effort to combat online piracy of intellectual property. The broad-based effort attempts to leverage the...more

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

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

FTC Recommends Privacy Practices for Mobile Apps

by McDermott Will & Emery on

A new Federal Trade Commission report urges mobile app platforms and developers to better inform consumers about their privacy practices. Mobile app platforms and developers should review their privacy policies to ensure...more

FTC Recommends Framework For Mobile Privacy

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Building on the privacy concepts articulated in their December 2012 report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report on February 1, which recommends a framework for mobile privacy. Like the report issued...more

FTC Releases Staff Report on Mobile Privacy

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Beyond the obvious benefits of the latest generation of smartphones, mobile technology presents multiple privacy challenges. Mobile devices are almost always on, and nearby, and produce large amounts of data that might be...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: FTC Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency

Overview - On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a staff report providing guidance and promoting best practices to improve transparency throughout the mobile app ecosystem (the Report). The...more

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