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.

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

By | LXBN | February 8, 2013
LXBN TV

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

Data Privacy Update: FTC Releases Mobile Privacy Report and Settles Action Against Path; Facebook to Identify Tracking Advertisements

By | TMT Law Watch | February 6, 2013

In a trio of recent data privacy developments, the FTC published mobile data policy recommendations, Path settled an FTC action regarding allegedly unlawful data collection, and Facebook will now tell users which ads are tracking their online activity.