Path Inc. Personally Identifiable Information

Path Inc is a social networking application for storing and sharing photos, journal entries, and locations on mobile devices. The application was launched in November of 2010 by founders Shawn... more +
Path Inc is a social networking application for storing and sharing photos, journal entries, and locations on mobile devices. The application was launched in November of 2010 by founders Shawn Fanning and David Morin, formerly of Facebook. Path purposefully limits the number of friends a user can share information with in an attempt to encourage more meaningful social interaction. On February 1, 2013, Path agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission for violations of the FTC Act and COPPA. The FTC charged that Path deceived users by collecting their personal information without their knowledge or consent. less -
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FTC Announces Settlement with Social Networking App and Issues Staff Report Regarding Mobile Device Privacy Disclosures

On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced an agreement with social network mobile application ("app") operator Path, Inc. ("Path") to settle the FTC's claims that Path collected personal information...more

FTC Recommends Framework For Mobile Privacy

Building on the privacy concepts articulated in their December 2012 report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report on February 1, which recommends a framework for mobile privacy. Like the report issued...more

FTC Assesses $800,000 Fine Against Mobile App Operator and Issues Mobile Privacy and Security Guidance

The Federal Trade Commission has emphasized in the past that general privacy protections in the website space apply equally to mobile services, but a new FTC Staff Report released on Friday hones in on some privacy...more

Path/FTC Settlement - Much More Than A Slap On The Wrist

On February 1, 2012, “smart journal” application provider, Path, Inc. (“Path”) agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charges that it deceived consumers and improperly collected personal information in violation of...more

Social Networking Mobile App Developer Agrees to Pay $800,000 and Implement Comprehensive Privacy Program to Settle Claims for...

On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Path, Inc., a social networking mobile application developer. Path offers and distributes "smart journal" mobile apps, which permit users to...more

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