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Class Action Filed Against Indianapolis Colts over App

by Reed Smith on

This month, the Indianapolis Colts, app developer Yinzcam, Inc., and ultrasonic technology provider Lisnr, Inc., were hit with a federal class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania for violating the Electronic Communications Privacy...more

Twitter Sued For Right of Publicity Violations Over Profile-Trading Game

by Reed Smith on

A class action lawsuit was filed in California yesterday against Hey, Inc. and Twitter regarding Hey’s online trading game in which players collect profiles of (and use virtual currency to invest in) real-life people as if...more

Meteoric Rise Of Pokémon Go Spurs Privacy Concerns

by King & Spalding on

2.7 Million Dollar HIPAA Settlement –  Last week, Oregon Health & Science University (“OHSU”) agreed to pay $2.7 million to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996...more

South Korea Sharpens the Teeth of Its Privacy Law

by Reed Smith on

The Act on the Promotion of Information Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection (“PICNUIA”) has been amended to include potential punitive damages for South Korean businesses that provide services over...more

Three Point Shot - February 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Copyright Suit Alleges Huckabee Campaign Lacks "Eye of the Tiger" - Mike Huckabee's poor performance in the Iowa caucuses – leading to his subsequent withdrawal from the race – isn't his only concern lately....more

Will free apps soon be dead in Europe?

As we’ve discussed previously, the GDPR significantly limits user consent as a basis for processing personal data. One interesting question is whether the new rules on consent will kill free apps in Europe. Free apps...more

Going To The Heart Of Workplace Health Programs And Apps

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The wearable technology market is booming and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. From watches to glasses, to chips and sensors built into clothing and accessories, wearable technology seems to have reached every...more

FCC Ruling Potentially Expands Scope of TCPA

by Goodwin on

On June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) issued a package of declaratory rulings (“FCC 15-72”) related to telemarketing. Although FCC 15-72 has yet to be officially released, the...more

What The Nomi Case Could Mean For Retail Tracking

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In law school, everybody learns the adage that hard cases make bad law. When it comes to the Federal Trade Commission, a better aphorism might be, “easy cases make new law.” The FTC’s recent settlement with Nomi Technologies...more

EU Art. 29 Working Party Letter on Health Data and Apps

by Reed Smith on

The EU Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) has published a letter to the European Commission (“EC”) on the scope of health data in relation to lifestyle and well-being apps, following the EC’s Working Document on mHealth and...more

Advertising Law - July 2014 #4

COPPA Gets Parental Consent Updates - With changes that should make it easier to develop child-directed apps, the Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidance for verifying parental consent under the...more

FCC TCPA Ruling Provides Guidance on Mobile App Messaging

by Fenwick & West LLP on

On March 27, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Declaratory Ruling interpreting the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) as it relates to prerecorded and autodialed calls to cellular...more

Mobile Apps and Websites Face New COPPA Requirements Starting July 1

by BakerHostetler on

In one month, on July 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission’s most recent amendments to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule”) will go into effect. These changes include a variety of requirements...more

European Privacy Regulator Issues Important Opinion on the Use of Apps

On February 27, 2013, the European Article 29 Working Party (a group comprising representatives from all of the data protection authorities of the EU Member States, referred to in this articles as “WP29”) issued an Opinion on...more

The FTC and California’s Attorney General Recommend Detailed New Privacy Practices and Disclosures for Entities Operating in the...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and California Attorney General’s office each recently issued detailed guidance for providers of mobile platforms, apps, ad networks, and their trade associations....more

FTC Releases Guidance on Mobile Privacy Best Practices; Enters Into $800K Consent Order with Path

by Reed Smith on

The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on...more

FTC Announces New COPPA Enforcement Action & Mobile Privacy Staff Report

by BakerHostetler on

Authorship credit: Michael Young At a press conference this morning, outgoing FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced an $800,000 settlement of its recent enforcement action against Path, the operator of a social networking...more

Discussion Draft Of Application Privacy, Protection, And Security Act (APPS Act) Released

by Carlton Fields on

Earlier this month, Representative Hank Johnson, a member of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, released a discussion draft of a bill titled the Application Privacy, Protection,...more

FTC Strengthens Laws To Protect Children’s Privacy

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the Children’s Online...more

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