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Class certification denied to Hulu users in video privacy claim

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

A California federal judge disallowed the certification of a class action which had accused Hulu LLC of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act by

Online advertiser settles with FTC for use of flash cookies without adequate disclosure

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2011

The Federal Trade Commission recently settled with ScanScout, a video advertising network that serves targeted advertising through the use of online behavioral advertising methods

FTC settles COPPA allegations with operator of Justin Bieber fan website

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

Artist Arena LLCan operator of fan web sites for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and Demi Lovatohas agreed to pay $1 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the sites violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Amended class action lawsuit against Facebook seeks $1.5 trillion

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2012

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Facebook recently filed an amended complaint seeking $1.5 trillion in statutory damages under the Wiretap Act, as well as additional statutory and actual damages under the Stored Communications Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and California state law

Preservation and spoliation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2012

Courts continue to address the extent to which parties are required to preserve electronically stored data, including information created and shared using social media, and the appropriate sanctions to impose when a party spoliates evidence

Mobile app maker settles New Jersey COPPA lawsuit

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

Mobile app developer 24x7digital LLC, along with two of its officers, settled alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule

Oklahoma and Louisiana restrict employer access to social media

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2014

Oklahoma and Louisiana became the latest states to limit employer access to personal social media accounts of employees or job applicants. Oklahoma's

New Arkansas law protects employees' social media accounts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2013

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe recently signed H.B. 1901 into law, prohibiting employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media

Lifelock settles false advertising case with FTC for $12 million

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently settled a false advertising case for $12 million with LifeLock, Inc. which advertised, promoted, offered for sale, sold, or otherwise made available to consumers a service purportedly designed to prevent identity theft through placing fraud alerts on consumers' credit reports on their behalf

Court rules Video Privacy Act applies to free online streaming websites

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2012

A California federal magistrate judge recently ruled that the Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. 2710, is not limited to brick-and-mortar stores, and thus applies to online video streaming services like Hulu