FTC Says Sponsors of Pinterest Contests Should Require Users to Post Pins with Hashtags Warning When Pins Are Posted for a Prize

By | Data Privacy Monitor | April 3, 2014
FTC Says Sponsors of Pinterest Contests Should Require Users to Post Pins with Hashtags Warning When Pins Are Posted for a Prize

In a March 20, 2014 closing letter sent to fashion company Cole Haan, the FTC warned that use of the hashtag #WanderingSole in conjunction with a recent Pinterest contest did not adequately communicate the “material connection” between Pinterest contestants and Cole Haan and violates Section 5 of the FTC Act.

The Internet of Things: The Old Problem Squared

By | Socially Aware Blog | April 3, 2014
The Internet of Things: The Old Problem Squared

Cisco estimates that 25 billion devices will be connected in the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2015, and 50 billion by 2020. Analyst firm IDC makes an even bolder prediction: 212 billion connected devices by 2020. This massive increase in connectedness will drive a wave of innovation and could generate up to $19 trillion in savings over the next decade, according to Cisco’s estimates. 

The Internet of Things: Brave New World

By | Socially Aware Blog | April 2, 2014
The Internet of Things: Brave New World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of everyday physical objects that surround us and are increasingly being embedded with technology to enable those objects to collect and transmit data about their use and surroundings. In the new world of the IoT, the possibilities are enormous, and the technology industry has so far only scratched the surface of what “machine-to-machine” (M2M) interconnectivity could achieve.

Mobile Medical App Regulations On the Move – Proposed Bills to Further Alter the Regulatory Landscape

By | FDA Law Update | April 1, 2014
Mobile Medical App Regulations On the Move – Proposed Bills to Further Alter the Regulatory Landscape

Apple’s apps store lists close to a 100,000 health apps.  Together with wearable technology, direct-to-consumer testing services, and greater consumer participation in the decision to purchase health insurance, the healthcare market in the United States is undergoing a significant transformation.