LXBN TV: FTC Hits Path with $800k Fine, Continues to Make Mobile Privacy a Priority—Lindsey Tonsager

By | LXBN | February 8, 2013
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Late last week, social application Path was hit with a $800,000 fine from the Federal Trade Commission—the largest fine ever given to mobile app developer. On the very same day, the FTC new mobile app privacy guidelines. You think this is an area of concern for them right now? You bet. Joining me on LXBN TV today to discuss both issues is Lindsey Tonsager, attorney with Covington & Burling and author on InsidePrivacy

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FTC Publishes Guidelines Designed to Assist Mobile App Providers with Privacy Compliance

By | Technology's Legal Edge | September 18, 2012

Earlier this month, the FTC published guidelines designed to assist mobile app providers in complying with privacy and truth-in-advertising principles.  In the guidelines, the FTC walks through certain privacy principles, which it set forth in its Privacy Report issued last March. 

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FTC Issues Guidance for Mobile App Privacy and Advertising; Signals More Enforcement Coming

By | Socially Aware Blog | September 11, 2012

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a brief guide to assist developers of mobile applications, both large and small, in complying with truth-in-advertising, privacy, and data security principles. In publishing this advice, the FTC makes clear that its Section 5 enforcement powers against unfair or deceptive acts or practices apply in the mobile app arena, and with equal force to large and small developers.

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FTC Publishes Guide for App Developers On Advertising and Privacy Issues

By | InsideTechMedia | September 10, 2012

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a short guide for mobile app developers and entrepreneurs with suggestions on how to comply with basic truth-in-advertising and privacy principles.  The guide is entitled “Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right From the Start” and includes many useful tips.

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FTC Releases Privacy Guide for Mobile Application Developers

By | Inside Privacy | September 7, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission has released a guide, Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right from the Start, to help mobile application developers comply with truth-in-advertising standards and privacy principles.  Although the guide is informal and not binding guidance, it does represent helpful FTC commentary. 

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FTC Publishes Guide for Mobile App Developers

By | Ad Law Access | September 6, 2012

Yesterday, the FTC published a guide designed to help mobile app developers comply with advertising and privacy laws when marketing mobile apps. The guide doesn’t include new requirements — instead, it synthesizes many of the things the FTC has said about mobile apps in previous settlements, workshops, and policy documents.

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