FTC Hits Path with $800k Fine, Continues to Make Mobile Privacy a Priority
A California Superior Court judge has dismissed with prejudice a privacy suit brought by California Attorney General Kamala Harris against Delta Airlines. The complaint, filed in December of 2012, alleged that Atlanta-based...more
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
In last month’s Technology Advisory, I described recent actions of the California Attorney General designed to improve privacy protections for users of mobile applications. This included an agreement the California Attorney...more
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) was enacted to place parents in control over what information is collected, used and disclosed from young children online. COPPA applies to operators of commercial...more
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we explore the challenges that arise when employers and employees battle over work-related social media accounts; we...more
Full text copy of Federal Trade Commission Jon Leibowitz’s remarks on the agency’s $800,000 settlement with social networking app Path for deceiving users by collecting personal information without authorization, and by...more
On January 10, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AG) issued recommended privacy practices for mobile application developers, mobile application platform providers, mobile advertising networks, operating system...more
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
Application developers have been put on notice by the State of California. It is time to pay attention to user privacy and collection of information from user devices.
In an effort led by the office of California...more
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
As we continue our “new year, new look” series into important privacy issues for 2013, we boldly predict...more
On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") adopted the first amendments to the Rule promulgated under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (hereinafter, "COPPA" for the Act, and "COPPA Rule" for the...more
Recent FTC and California Attorney General actions highlight the need to reassess privacy policies.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently ordered the data brokerage industry to provide information on the collection...more
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has begun formally notifying scores of mobile application developers and companies that they do not comply with California privacy law. These notices give these businesses 30 days...more
The California Attorney General recently sent a letter to more than 100 companies notifying them that they are not in compliance with California law, due to the fact that their mobile applications use or collect personal...more
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