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Mobile Apps Privacy Policy Disclosure Requirements

Mobile Apps: Key Privacy, Security and Data Collection Considerations

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Over the past three years, mobile application usage in the U.S. has increased by 111%, and over 50% of digital media consumption in the U.S. is now through mobile apps. As consumer use of mobile apps continues to rise, the...more

Time to Set the Clock: Self-Regulatory Enforcement of Cross-Device Tracking Begins in February 2017

by WilmerHale on

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) recently announced that self-regulatory enforcement of its cross-device guidance will begin in February 2017. Accordingly, companies that engage in cross-device tracking and...more

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Sen. Franken Hits Pause on Pokémon GO - After the Pokémon GO app was downloaded approximately 7.5 million times in the United States alone in its first week of release, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the chairman of the...more

Learning from Venmo’s Compliance Issues: How to Avoid Inadequate Privacy Disclosures

by Carlton Fields on

PayPal, the company responsible for the popular mobile payments app, Venmo, recently agreed to voluntarily bolster its privacy and security disclosures—and pay a $175,000 penalty—in response to an enforcement action brought...more

California says you can track online, but you can't hide your tracking

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

California law will soon require website and mobile app operators to disclose additional information in their privacy policies. Because the law applies to operators of websites and online services (including mobile apps) that...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: FTC Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency

Overview - On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a staff report providing guidance and promoting best practices to improve transparency throughout the mobile app ecosystem (the Report). The...more

FTC Survey: Disclosure Of Use Of Private Information In Mobile Apps For Children Is Insufficient

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

A report recently released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reveals that mobile applications targeted at children often collect and share children’s private information with third parties but generally do not provide...more

FTC Announces Investigations of Kids App Providers and California’s AG Sues Delta over Fly Delta App’s Privacy Practices

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Two recent developments should have all app providers reviewing their privacy practices and policies. On Monday, December 10, the Federal Trade Commission released its latest report on privacy disclosures and kids apps....more

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