Tag Archives: Wireless Network

FTC Issues Tips on VPN Apps

On February 22, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission published a blog post that provides tips on how consumers can use Virtual Private Network apps to protect their information while in transit over public networks.… Continue Reading

New York AG Settles with Wireless Lock Maker over Security Flaws

On May 22, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the AG’s office has reached a settlement with Safetech Products LLC regarding the company’s sale of insecure Bluetooth-enabled wireless doors and padlocks. This “marks the first time an Attorneys General’s Office has taken legal action against a wireless security company for failing to protect their [customers’] personal and private information.” … Continue Reading

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.… Continue Reading

Google Enters into Multi-State Wi-Fi Settlement

On March 12, 2013, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that a coalition of 38 states had entered into a $7 million settlement with Google Inc. (“Google”) regarding its collection of unsecured Wi-Fi data via the company’s Street View vehicles between 2008 and 2010. The settlement is the culmination of a multi-year investigation by the … Continue Reading

FTC and FCC Revising Guidance on Mobile Privacy

On May 25, 2012, the FCC issued a public notice seeking comments to update its mobile privacy guidance. The FTC is also working on updating its guidance for mobile privacy and hosted a public workshop on May 30, 2012 addressing the need for new guidance on advertising and privacy disclosures online and in mobile environments. … Continue Reading