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Digital Advertising Alliance will begin enforcing its mobile privacy guidance in September
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

On Thursday, the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") announced that it will enforce its previously issued "Application of Self-Regulatory Principles


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


No Fourth Amendment violation in ISP scanning of user e-mail, and reporting of suspected child pornography in compliance with law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service provider that scanned user e-mail in order to screen out images containing child pornography, and reported suspected images in compliance with federal law, was not acting as an agent of law enforcement for Fourth Amendment purposes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled


Department of Education issues new guidance documents relating to student privacy
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

The past few years have seen exponential growth in the use of technology in the classroom, with applications ranging from the increased availability


School’s out: COPPA’s limiting reach in the classroom
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

On January 23, 2015, Senior Attorney Lesley Fair at the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") posted on the Agency's business blog clarifying how the


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


California District Court dismisses privacy class action lawsuit against LinkedIn
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2012

A California District Court has dismissed with prejudice a class action lawsuit filed against LinkedIn on behalf of its registered users, finding the allegations too speculative to sustain a lawsuit


President Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2013

As announced during the 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama recently signed an Executive Order on cybersecurity. The primary goals of


Everybody likes free stuff: draft privacy legislation seeks to enhance consumer protections without disrupting ad-supported internet business model
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

A draft Congressional bill released Tuesday, May 3 would enhance consumer privacy protections both online and offline and establish a national framework for the collection, use and security of consumer information, superseding state law requirements regarding the collection, use and disclosure of the information it covers


Stored Communications Act bars civil discovery subpoena to e-mail service provider, absent consent of account holder
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The federal Stored Communications Act bars the enforcement of a subpoena directed to an e-mail service provider to obtain the contents of an account-holder's e-mails, absent the consent of the account holder, a district court ruled