Activity at the Federal Trade Commission

By | Privacy & Security Matters | February 28, 2013

There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  these days, particularly in the privacy arena.  In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate Edith Ramirez as Chair of the FTC, replacing outgoing Chairman Jon Leibowitz.

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FTC Announces Mobile Privacy Disclosure Guidelines

By | Madison Ave Insights | February 14, 2013
FTC Announces Mobile Privacy Disclosure Guidelines

February 1st was a big day for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Not only did the FTC release its report regarding mobile privacy disclosures, it also announced that it had reached a settlement with Path, a social networking app, which agreed to pay $800,000 to settle charges

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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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Path/FTC Settlement – Much More Than a Slap On the Wrist

By | Covering Your Ads | February 5, 2013

On February 1, 2012, “smart journal” application provider, Path, Inc. (“Path”) agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charges that it deceived consumers and improperly collected personal information in violation of the FTC Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

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FTC Settles Deception, COPPA Charges Against Social Networking App Path

By | Inside Privacy | February 3, 2013

Path, a social networking mobile app, has agreed to enter into a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding charges that the company deceived consumers by collecting contact information from users’ mobile address books without notice and consent.

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FTC Spanks Social Network Path 800k for Privacy Violations – Issues Staff Report On Mobile Privacy Disclosures

FTC Spanks Social Network Path 800k for Privacy Violations – Issues Staff Report On Mobile Privacy Disclosures

Today the FTC announced a $800,000 settlement with Path, a social media network to settle allegations that it violated its own privacy policy and also illegally collected information on children under 13 in violation ofCOPPA(Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).

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