Apple has agreed to refund $32.5 million to consumers for accidental in-app purchases to settle a federal case with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Food and Drug Administration has taken its first action against a mobile app maker for failure to obtain pre-marketing clearance. Late last week the FDA sent a letter to Biosense Technologies Private Limited, asking the company to either identify an FDA clearance for its uChek urine analyzer app or explain why it does not believe that FDA clearance is required.
FDA took its first publicly announced enforcement action against a mobile app developer on May 22, issuing an “It Has Come to Our Attention Letter” to India-based app developer, Biosense Technologies.
In the healthcare industry we often associate information privacy and security enforcement with HIPAA and state privacy laws.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Georgia, has introduced a mobile privacy bill that if passed will require mobile application developers to maintain privacy policies, obtain consent from consumers before collecting data, and securely maintain the data they collect.
On Thursday, May 9, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), and co-sponsor Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the “Application Privacy, Protection, and Security (APPS) Act of 2013,” (H.R. 1913).
We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of our Wage & Hour Guide app that puts federal and state wage-hour laws at employers’ fingertips.
On February 27, 2013, the European Article 29 Working Party (a group comprising representatives from all of the data protection authorities of the EU Member States, referred to in this articles as “WP29”) issued an Opinion on the privacy and data protection implications of the use of apps on mobile devices (“the Opinion”).