BakerHostetler Partner Alan Friel Talks Big Data and Data Collection
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
Mobile App Series: Privacy by Design
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Hot Companies in Digital Health
“We have the best mobile app on the market!” “Subscribe now and win an Apple watch!” “Download our software and we guarantee an increase in your business within 30 days!” That all sounds quite wonderful, actually. Where do I...more
As more users spend more time on their mobile devices, advertising dollars are following. And the compliance regime that governs interest-based advertising (IBA) (formerly referred to as online behavioral advertising or OBA)...more
DAA Mobile Privacy Code Enforcement Begins In September -
Get ready: September 1 marks the beginning of enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s mobile privacy code, the group recently announced. Companies will...more
It’s Monday morning — do you know your privacy/security status?
Here are a few bits and bytes to start your week.
SEC to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers: It’s Your Turn to Pay Attention to...more
On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual...more
Alan Friel, Partner with BakerHostetler's Privacy and Data Protection team, talks about compliance programs for companies, consumer data collection, misrepresentation, and data security deficiencies....more
According to a recent study by Accenture, by 2017 approximately 18 percent of the American public will purchase insurance through exchanges versus relying on traditional employer healthcare coverage or foregoing insurance...more
The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) recently announced two new mechanisms that will allow consumers to manage ad preferences on their mobile devices. (We summarized the new mechanisms in an Alert.) These new consumer...more
The FTC steps up enforcement of misleading software and mobile app promotional claims as FDA deregulates low-risk health IT devices.
In recent weeks, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken several enforcement...more
New DAA App Brings Choice to Mobile -
Bringing consumer choice to mobile applications, the Digital Advertising Alliance released “AppChoices,” a free app that will allow consumers to opt out of tracking on mobile...more
FY 2016 budget request reflects FDA’s broadening scope of activities -
The regulator’s requested budget of $4.9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year represents a 9% increase from the enacted FY 2015 budget, with $147.7...more
Many of the media reports around the recent Superfish debacle completely miss the main issue.
First, though, let's recap what's been alleged about Superfish and similar types of pre-installed software. The allegation...more
Tinder, a popular mobile dating app, recently shut down an ad campaign from Gap, stating that the campaign violated the app's terms of service. Gap's failure to comply with Tinder's terms of service is a cautionary tale for...more
Recently, the mobile platforms have played an important role in improving end-user privacy. Along these lines, Apple, in or around iOS version 6.0, created a new, unique identifier that could be used in place of the UDID and...more
What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make headlines in 2015? Digital Health for one, Big Data for another....more
Privacy Authorities to App Marketplaces: Post Links to Privacy Policies -
An international coalition of 23 privacy regulators released a plea to app marketplaces to act like “a responsible corporate citizen” and make...more
In This Issue:
- What’s in a Like?
- R.I.P.: The Facebook “Like” Gate
- Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes
- Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
Between a lock and a hard place. Should search engines be responsible for verifying the legitimacy of the companies they include in their search results? A locksmith in Lorton, Virginia, is claiming that they should. Mark...more
BakerHostetler's Alan Friel recently interviewed FTC staff lawyer Kandi Parsons and Assistant New Jersey Attorney General Elliot Sibers at the opening session of the Children's Advertising Review Unit ("CARU") of the...more
..Clearing the air. Aereo, the startup broadcasting service that lost big in the U.S. Supreme Court last June, just lost another, and possibly its last, court battle. A U.S. district judge in the Southern District of New...more
FTC Mows Down Astroturfing at Yahoo -
The Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into “astroturfing” by Yahoo employees and declined to take enforcement action because of the limited number of workers...more
Understanding the Once And Future Native Advertising -
What is “Native Advertising”?
The definition of “native advertising”, or simply “native”, is admittedly an elusive one. There are many definitions put forth...more
Use of Flawed Study Results in $3.5M Settlement with FTC -
For relying upon the results of a flawed study to make what the Federal Trade Commission characterized as “baseless” and “hopelessly flawed” weight-loss claims...more
Complimentary TCPA Update Webinar: The Year in Review and What Lies Ahead -
One year has passed since the implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s revised Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules....more
FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review -
It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced.
Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been...more
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