Mobile Privacy

Continuing a recent trend of enforcement actions stressing the importance of “adequate” testing for security flaws, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced settlement agreements with Fandango and Credit Karma closing investigations of their mobile app...

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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) has ordered the Government to destroy call detail records collected under its bulk telephony metadata collection program, despite pending litigation challenging the program’s legality. After receiving that order, the...

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On February 19, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hosted a seminar on the collection of device identifiers contained in wifi and Bluetooth signals to track people’s movement around stores, shopping malls, airports, and other physical...

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently found that a defendant has no reasonable expectation of privacy in an image’s metadata, including the GPS coordinates, even if the defendant did not...

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The Federal Trade Commission has secured a stipulated judgment against a marketer who allegedly sent millions of deceptive text messages. The enforcement action is notable for the FTC’s suggestion that sending text messages without consent...

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As we reported last month on this blog, as of January 1st, 2014 websites that permit the collection of third party data through ads and other means may begin receiving enforcement letters from the Online...

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