FTC Final Orders with Fandango and Credit Karma Provide Guidance On Mobile App Security

By | Data Privacy Monitor | September 12, 2014
FTC Final Orders with Fandango and Credit Karma Provide Guidance On Mobile App Security

In August 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final orders resolving its actions against Fandango, LLC (“Fandango”) and Credit Karma, Inc. (“Credit Karma”) for allegedly misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps to customers because of alleged security flaws in both mobile applications. Companies can look to the complaints and settlement orders for guidance in implementing security measures for their own mobile apps.

All Native Advertising is Not Equal: Why That Matters Under the First Amendment and Why It Should Matter to the FTC

All Native Advertising is Not Equal: Why That Matters Under the First Amendment and Why It Should Matter to the FTC

Last December, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop entitled “Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content” to address the latest and greatest darling of the digital media advertising world – Native Advertising, otherwise known as sponsored content, sponsor generated content, branded content, brand journalism, or some would say, the less flattering infomercial or advertorial.

$19 Million Settlement for Droid App Charges Between Google and FTC

$19 Million Settlement for Droid App Charges Between Google and FTC

Unsuspecting children downloaded apps from the Google Play store with “unlimited in-app charges without Google requiring entry of a password or other account holder involvement to obtain the account holder’s consent before the charges were incurred” according to FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Chair Edith Ramirez