Posts from November 2014.
Posted in Mobile Privacy

In remarks delivered at the 2014 BAA Marketing Law Conference, Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, confirmed that, when it comes to privacy, the FTC is focusing on mobile technologies in a big way.   

This is nothing new—the FTC has brought a number cases in the past couple of years.  2014 was an especially active one, though.  For example, the FTC and Apple settled a complaint alleging Apple billed consumers for millions of dollars of charges racked up by children in kids’ mobile apps without first getting parental consent for those purchases.  The FTC ... Read More 

Posted in Privacy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission usually gets much of the glory for policing privacy and data security issues. For example, just a few months ago the FTC achieved a settlement requiring Fandango and Credit Karma to establish comprehensive data security programs and biennial security assessments following charges that the companies misrepresented to consumers the level of security of their mobile apps and failed to secure the transmission of consumers’ sensitive personal information. And who could forget the FTC’s Google Buzz settlement from 2011?

But recently the FTC ... Read More 


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