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FTC sends message to mobile app developers regarding privacy policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 18 2011

FTC announced on August 15 that it has reached a settlement with W3 Innovations, LLC, a small start-up mobile app developer doing business as "Broken Thumbs Apps"

LinkedIn to litigation: social media as a growing source of valuable evidence

  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
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  • USA
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  • October 5 2012

Do you have a friend (or many friends) who take the phrase "too much information" to new heights on their Facebook page?

Judge approves $22.5m Google settlement

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 7 2012

Just around the recent Thanksgiving holiday, a federal district court granted final approval of the record-setting $22.5 million settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google, which had been accused of violating the terms of a previous consent order with the agency

Google’s legal challenges will have a ripple effect

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • France, USA
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  • April 13 2011

Google’s influence is pervasive, and the outcomes of the many legal actions pending against the company will reverberate in many quarters

California Supreme Court decides Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 does not apply to online transactions

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 4 2013

Today the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Apple v. Superior Court (Krescent), holding that the Song-Beverly Credit Card

Court dismisses Hulu challenge against VPAA class action suit

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 18 2012

Hulu was dealt a legal defeat last week by a U.S. district court, which rejected the online video streaming provider’s motion for dismissal of a class action lawsuit that accuses Hulu of violations of the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act (VPAA

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Supreme Court allows pro-Autodesk decision to remain intact in Ninth Circuit

  • Scott & Scott LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 11 2011

On October 3, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a request to grant certiorari in the case of Vernor v. Autodesk, in which the Ninth Circuit found that Autodesk could use copyright law to prevent an eBay user from re-selling its software products via the popular auction site

California AG sues delta for failure to post a privacy policy on its mobile app

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 7 2012

On December 6, 2012, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”) for violations of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”

Social media could be a gold mine in discovery A fact neither side in a lawsuit should forget

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 20 2013

With the prevalent use of social media, litigants need to be mindful of how social media can affect the outcome of a case. In Gatto v. United Air