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Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 7 - December 2014

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 - Click...more

Enforcement Priorities and Trends in Children's and Minors' Advertising and Privacy

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

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

Advertising Law -- May 31, 2013

A Friendly Reminder from the FTC: You May Be in Trouble - Continuing the countdown to the effective date of the amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, the Federal Trade Commission sent “educational...more

FTC Sets Guidelines for Mobile Privacy Disclosures

The FTC issued a new report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency, on February 1, 2013, detailing the Commission's recommendations for best practices for key players in the mobile "ecosystem":...more

Privacy Alert: COPPA Amendment Impacts Apps, Ads and Social Networks

After a two-year comment process, the Federal Trade Commission adopted its long-awaited amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule in December 2012. The amendments, which go into effect July 1, 2013,...more

Recent Privacy Developments: California AG Continues to Lead on Mobile with New Recommendations and FTC Amends COPPA

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

Children’s Online Privacy Protection: U.S. Developments Compared To Canada

There were two important developments in the U.S. regarding children and mobile technologies....more

FTC Adopts New Amendments to Add to Children’s Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission announced on December 19, 2012, that it has adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that strengthen privacy protections online and give parents greater...more

FTC Report Faults App Developers on Data Collection From Kids

The Federal Trade Commission released a report on December 10, 2012, that concluded that mobile apps targeted at children were collecting large amounts of data from children and sharing their information with advertisers...more

Making Sense of the FTC Study on Kids' Mobile Apps

On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued its second report on kids' mobile apps, entitled "Mobile Apps for Kids, Disclosures: Still Not Making the Grade." The FTC was highly critical of the industry and...more

FTC Provides Guidance to Mobile App Developers for Compliance with Privacy Regulations

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") published a nonbinding guide directed at mobile application ("mobile app") developers, to inform developers on how to best comply with truth-in-advertising and basic...more

FTC Releases Marketing and Privacy Guide for Mobile App Developers

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a guide to help developers of mobile applications (apps) observe truth-in-advertising and fundamental privacy principles when developing, offering, and...more

FTC Issues Guidance for Mobile App Privacy and Advertising; Signals More Enforcement Coming

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a brief guide to assist developers of mobile applications, both large and small, in complying with truth-in-advertising, privacy, and data security...more

FTC Emphasizes Privacy Protections, Truth in Advertising in Business Guide for Mobile App Developers

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new Business Guide for mobile application developers, Marketing Your Mobile App: Get it Right from the Start. This guide is intended to help mobile app...more

Mobile Apps in the U.S.: FTC Guidance to Marketers

Last month the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance regarding the marketing of mobile Apps....more

FTC Issues Guidelines for Mobile App Developers

The Federal Trade Commission has published a guide to help mobile app developers comply with truth-in-advertising standards and basic privacy principles when marketing new mobile apps. The guidance is intended for all mobile...more

FTC to Mobile App Developers: Get Privacy Right from the Start

Mobile app developers have some unique challenges when it comes to preparation and implementation of privacy policies. But, regulators have made it quite clear that the general privacy laws and regulations apply whether the...more

FTC's "Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right from the Start"

Full text copy of Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right from the Start, the Federal Trade Commission’s guide to advertising and privacy laws for mobile application developers. From the FTC’s...more

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