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Apple settles with FTC over unauthorized in-app purchases

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2014

The FTC recently settled with Apple over allegations that the company improperly charged account holders for unauthorized in-app purchases made by

FTC: twelve companies falsely claiming to comply with international safe harbor privacy framework

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2014

Twelve businesses spanning a variety of industries recently agreed to settle with the FTC stemming from charges that they falsely claimed to hold

FTC settles with app developer for deceptively sharing user locations and device IDs

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2013

The FTC recently announced that it had settled charges against the maker of a popular flashlight application for Android, Goldenshores Technologies

Mobile app company settles COPPA claims with New Jersey Attorney General’s office

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2013

Mobile application developer Dokogeo Inc. recently settled a complaint by the New Jersey attorney general's office that the company's "Dokobots"

District court finds advertiser’s insurer must indemnify for a TCPA settlement

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2013

The Northern District of Illinois recently ruled that an advertiser's insurers must indemnify the advertiser for settlement of claims brought under

NLRB General Counsel's Office issues four advice memoranda providing guidance on social media policies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2013

Recently, the Division of Advice at the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released four advice memoranda

Illinois social media law amended to allow employer access to “professional” accounts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed S.B. 2306 into law, amending the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. The law as amended allows

Manager violated the Stored Communication Act by using a fake Facebook account to see an employee's posts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2013

In an arbitration decision released recently, an arbitrator found that a U.S. Border Patrol manager violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA) when

California social media law likely does not protect background checks

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2013

California Labor Code 980, which prohibits employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media passwords, contains an exemption

Illinois law prohibits colleges from seeking social media passwords from students

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed H.B. 64 in to law, prohibiting institutions of higher education from requiring that students or parents