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Social media class actions buy the Farm(ville): Ninth Circuit dismisses consumer claims against Zynga and Facebook for sharing user information with advertisers

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2014

Farmville is a game that celebrates the digital harvest: players earn Farm Coins by diligently and systematically harvesting their virtual crops. Yet

Learning from the past: the FTC bans undisclosed history sniffing

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2012

It has been said that we must learn from the past to profit by the present

No Fourth Amendment violation in government administrative subpoena to ISP for subscriber information

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An administrative subpoena served upon a defendant's Internet service provider to obtain his subscriber information did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled, because the defendant had no reasonable expection of privacy in his subscriber information

FTC fines first mobile app developer for COPPA violation

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2011

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that mobile application developer W3 Innovations, LLC (dba Broken Thumbs Apps), has agreed to pay a fine of $50,000 in order to settle charges that it collected and disclosed personal information from children under the age of 13 without first notifying parents of information-collection policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule (16 C.F.R

Massachusetts statute prohibiting distribution of electronic material deemed harmful to minors likely violates First Amendment

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

A Massachusetts statute prohibiting the distribution by electronic means of material deemed "harmful to minors" likely violates the First Amendment and therefore its enforcement should be preliminarily enjoined, a district court ruled

Facebook and Netflix now “in a relationship”; Obama signs bill updating video privacy law

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2013

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6671, an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA) codified at 18 U.S.C

No class: Hulu users lose certification motion

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2014

After a decision denying class certification last week, claims by Hulu users that their personal information was improperly disclosed to Facebook are

Who do you trust? Proposed cybersecurity bill would encourage public-private cyber threat information exchange by providing legal immunity

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2011

“Who Do You Trust” was a 1950’s game show that required players to decide whether they could rely upon the information provided by their partners to win cash prizes of $25, $50 and $75

FTC settlement over use of Flash cookies highlights FTC focus on consumer notice and choice

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement agreement with ScanScout, Inc., an online advertising network alleged to have made misleading statements in its privacy policy which omitted to disclose ScanScout’s use of Flash cookies

California enacts new “do not track” disclosure requirement law for websites

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2013

On September 27, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new privacy law that has significant repercussions for nearly every business in the United