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Facebook must honor WhatsApp privacy promises to consumers, according to FTC

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2014

In its acquisition of WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application, Facebook has been notified by the Federal Trade Commission that it must continue to

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

Entertainment website settles class action claim over flash cookies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2011

In another class action suit over flash cookie tracking, video entertainment website Metacafe agreed to a settlement barring it from using flash cookies to track users without their consent

Class action against Instagram following modifications to terms of use dismissed

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2014

After Instagram updated its terms of use in December 2012, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging breach of contract as well as a claim under

HarperCollins agrees with CARU to add parental consent and appropriate age-screening process to website

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2014

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., operator of the RubyRedfort.com website, has agreed to modify how it interacts online with children under 13 in

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

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

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