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Data Breach Involving CloudPets “Smart” Toys Raises Internet-of-Things Security Concerns

On February 27, 2017, news reports disclosed a major security breach involving Spiral Toys, the seller of the CloudPets brand of internet-connected stuffed animals. The Bluetooth-connected CloudPets toys allow users to...more

FTC Complaint Made Against Genesis Toys and Nuance Communications

On December 6, 2016, The Electronic Privacy Information Center, The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, The Center for Digital Democracy and Consumers Union filed a Complaint and Request for Investigation, Injunction...more

Social Media: 10 Fundamental Questions All Businesses Should Consider About Their Online Presence

by K&L Gates LLP on

Twenty years ago, the social media world we now live in was the stuff of science fiction. Today, social media is a critical business tool creating unprecedented opportunities for direct consumer interaction, brand awareness,...more

Mobile Apps: No Surprises, Please

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Widely applicable rules regarding consumer privacy disclosures in our increasingly mobile world are only now emerging. Government agencies, individual states, and professional associations are all weighing in on how mobile...more

App Law & Privacy

by Field Law on

Several recent stories have highlighted the concerns over personal information, privacy and the reach of mobile apps. Once again, the law is labouring to keep up with technology....more

Trends For 2013 In Internet And Marketing Law

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

After looking at the most popular posts from 2012 in our last edition, today we look at what are likely going to be the big trends for 2013 in internet and marketing law. ...more

FTC Amends Its COPPA Rule to Protect Children Online After Technology Advances In Gathering Their Personal Information

by BakerHostetler on

Technology advances often help consumers do things quicker or easier. For regulators and law enforcers, such advances often present challenges in keeping laws and regulations up to date....more

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