On October 3, 2016, the Texas Attorney General announced a $30,000 settlement with mobile app developer Juxta Labs stemming from allegations that the company engaged in deceptive practices regarding its collection of personal information from children.
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On April 12, 2016, the French Data Protection Authority announced that it will participate in a coordinated online audit to analyze the impact of everyday connected devices on privacy. The audit will be coordinated by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, a global network of approximately 50 data protection authorities from around the world.
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On June 4, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law to discuss its findings regarding companies’ use and sharing of consumer location data and the associated privacy risks.
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On May 13, 2014, the French data protection authority decided to examine 100 mobile apps most commonly used in France. This review takes place in connection with the Global Privacy Enforcement Network’s second annual enforcement sweep, which involves participation by the CNIL and 26 data protection authorities.
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On May 8, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Snapchat, Inc. stemming from allegations that the company misrepresented its privacy and security practices, including by providing inaccurate information about key privacy features of its mobile app.
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On March 28, 2014, the 87th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. This blog post provides an overview of several key resolutions adopted during the Conference.
Continue Reading German DPAs Adopt Resolutions on Employee Privacy, Facial Recognition and EU Draft Regulation

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.
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