Tag Archives: Geolocation

Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on Data Processing at Work

The Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion on data processing at work, which complements the Working Party's previous guidance on the processing of personal data in the employment context and on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace. This blog entry provides highlights on the Opinion.… Continue Reading

FTC Settles Charges with Flashlight Mobile App Developer

On December 5, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Goldenshores Technologies, LLC following allegations that the privacy policy for its Brightest Flashlight Free app deceived consumers about the app's collection and disclosure of their geolocation information and device identifiers.… Continue Reading

Amended COPPA Rule Comes into Effect

The Federal Trade Commission’s changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule come into effect today. This post summarizes key changes affecting businesses subject to the amended Rule.… Continue Reading

German Court Rules Apple’s Privacy Policy Violates German Law

On April 30, 2013, the regional court of Berlin enjoined Apple Sales International, which is based in Ireland, from relying on eight of its existing standard data protection clauses in contracts with customers based in Germany. The court also prohibited Apple’s future use of such clauses.… Continue Reading

FTC Issues Updated FAQs Addressing COPPA Compliance Requirements

On April 25, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission released an updated version of its frequently asked questions regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 that provide general information on COPPA’s requirements and also include new guidance on the recent amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. … Continue Reading

UK ICO Issues Guidance on BYOD for Organizations

On March 7, 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office published guidance related to “Bring Your Own Device” programs. The guidance outlines the data protection risks associated with the increasing prevalence of BYOD and provides recommendations to data controllers regarding how to minimize such risks. … Continue Reading

FTC Releases Report on the Increased Use of Mobile Payments

On March 8, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission issued a staff report entitled “Paper, Plastic… or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” which notes three areas of concern with the mobile payments system: (1) dispute resolution, (2) data security and (3) privacy.… Continue Reading

FTC Announces Updated COPPA Rule

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced the adoption of its amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The amendments, which will become effective on July 1, 2013, include updated definitions, expansion and clarification of methods for obtaining verifiable parental consent, application of the Rule to certain third-party data collectors and new data retention and deletion requirements.… Continue Reading

FTC Settles Spying Case

On September 25, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had settled a case involving allegations of spying by software company DesignerWare, LLC, and several rent-to-own companies that rented computers to consumers.… Continue Reading

FTC Issues Mobile App Guidance

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines for mobile app developers entitled "Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right from the Start." This blog entry provides a brief summary of the guidelines.… Continue Reading