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New York Attorney General Announces Settlements with Three Mobile Health Application Developers

by Jones Day on

New York has made a mark on the regulatory and enforcement landscape for mobile health applications ("mobile health app") with the New York Attorney General's ("NY AG") March 23, 2017, announcement of settlements with three...more

Advertising Law - April 2017 #4

Massachusetts AG Fences off Geofencing Ad Campaign - In what appears to be the first time a consumer protection law was used to object to a company engaging in GPS-based ad targeting, Copley Advertising settled with...more

New York Attorney General Enters Digital Health App and Privacy Enforcement Fray: Announces Three Settlements with Health and...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On March 23, the New York Office of the Attorney General (“NY OAG”) announced Assurances of Discontinuance (“Settlements”) with three developers of health and fitness mobile apps. The Settlements appear to mark the NY OAG’s...more

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2017"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss the Congressional vote to repeal the FCC Privacy Rule, new cybersecurity developments from the Trump administration and the FTC's new guidance to companies on...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: March 2017 #4

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, HR Dive highlighted the benefits and drawbacks of the use of electronic tracking to assess how employees engage with one another. Use of tracking technology to assess employee interaction has joined employee...more

Uber’s Section 101 Motion to Dismiss Defeated by “Inventive” Ordered Combination

by Orrick - NorCal IP Group on

Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, X One, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., Case No. 16-CV-06050-LHK (Judge Lucy H. Koh) - Uber Technologies, the transportation network giant, recently lost a motion to dismiss a...more

DHS Hosts Testing Events For GPS Manufacturers To Mitigate Spoofing Risks

by King & Spalding on

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) is hosting a series of test opportunities for manufacturers of Global Positioning System (“GPS”) receivers and components used in critical infrastructure to test their equipment...more

Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress

by Morgan Lewis on

On February 15, the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS Act) was introduced by a bipartisan group of US Congress members. Designed to enact comprehensive rules for both government agencies and commercial service...more

GPS Tracking and Smartphone Apps – Get Consent!

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

With the proliferation of satellite navigation systems and smart phones, many employers have contemplated using GPS tracking to increase efficiency, and frankly, to keep a better eye on their employees during the work day....more

There’s An App For That: Considerations in Employee GPS Monitoring

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With the availability of new vehicle GPS devices and smart phone tracking applications, employers need to be mindful of employee privacy rights when using location technologies in the workplace....more

Dating Apps and Class Actions: A Match Made in the Courtroom

by Benesch on

Tinder touts itself as being “the world’s leading social app for meeting new people. It claims that “with its global reach, people in all 196 countries around the world are swiping right to connect with others, making it a...more

Are You Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The transportation industry is on the verge of a major revolution as personal and commercial vehicles transition from incorporating some driver-assisting technologies to actually becoming highly autonomous, self-driving...more

Law Enforcement Permitted To Obtain GPS Location Data Without A Warrant In A Sex Trafficking Investigation

In United States v. Gilliam, 15-387, the Second Circuit (Newman, Winter, Cabranes) held that, under the exigent circumstances present in that case, law enforcement could use cell phone GPS data to locate a suspect without...more

Hackers Cause Consumer Drones to Fall from the Sky

Last week at the PacSec security conference held in Tokyo, a new device capable of fully infiltrating radio-controlled drones was unveiled by researchers. This new device exploits a vulnerability in the frequency-hopping...more

Finding a Balance Between Cell Phone Access to Work Email and On-Call Pay

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Long gone are the days where individuals required computer access in order to connect to the internet. Smartphones are everywhere, and the internet of things (IoT) means that common objects such as cars and phones can now...more

Privacy Tip #52 – Sharing Your Information with Your Rental Car

I travel a lot and frequently rent cars in cities all over the country. Those of you who know me, (and my husband and children will attest), know that I will not ask for directions. I am definitely more like a man than a...more

Technology Companies Continue Their Automotive Invasion

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we have written about before, the difference between technology companies and automotive companies is getting smaller and smaller. That trend continues to progress. Samsung Electronics Ltd. is closer to becoming an...more

The VPPA and PII: Is Geolocation Another Anonymous Identifier?

by WilmerHale on

Video Privacy Protection Act - This article explores how personally identifiable information has been defined in leading Video Privacy Protection Act actions and looks at how concerns over the potential sensitivity of...more

First Circuit Decision Creates Ambiguity in Consumer VPPA Class Actions

by Nossaman LLP on

The vast majority of courts confronted with “free app” cases under the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) have dismissed those claims.  A recent First Circuit decision, however, signals a change in that trend.  ...more

First Circuit and FTC Address Definitions of “PII,” While Michigan Amends Privacy Law to Remove Statutory Damages

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 29, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit handed down its widely anticipated opinion in Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., in which it expanded the reach of the Video Privacy...more

Map Navigation Patent Invalid Under §101

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The patentability of navigation patents continues to develop as district courts and the PTAB hear §101 issues post-Alice. Before Bilski and Alice, numerous courts brushed aside 101 attacks against GPS and store locator...more

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ March 2016

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others....more

Hearts and Roses Versus GPS and Monitoring Devices

It is hard to believe that unrequited love exists, while the scent of chocolate and roses still lingers in the air from Valentine’s Day, but on occasion, Cupid’s arrow does miss its mark and spouses may stray from their...more

January 29, 2016 - Patent of the Day

On January 29, 1974, Roger Easton was awarded U.S. Patent No. 3,789,409 on a Navigation System Using Satellites and Passive Ranging Techniques (GPS)....more

The Legality of Tracking Employees By GPS

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Over the past several years, technology has dramatically increased employee accountability in the workplace. For example, in an office environment, employees are expected to respond to emails immediately because they are...more

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