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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


MySpace settles FTC charges of sharing information with advertisers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2012

The MySpace privacy policy indicates, according to the FTC, that a users’ personally identifiable information will not be shared for purposes inconsistent with the reasons why it was submitted


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


Maine repeals law prohibiting collection of personal information from ages 13-17
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2010

Maine's legislature has repealed its state law which prohibited, among other things, (1) the collection of personal information from minors younger than 18 for marketing purposes, without obtaining parental permission, and (2) the use of a minor's personal information to market to the minor or to promote any course of action regarding a product to a minor, regardless of parental consent


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


FTC reaches $3 million settlement with company over COPPA violations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2011

The FTC recently announced a $3 million settlement with Playdom, Inc. regarding alleged violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA


Class action lawsuit filed against MySpace for alleged sharing of user data
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

A class action complaint was recently filed against Myspace Inc., alleging that Myspace transmitted data that is used to identify Myspace members to advertising networks without the members' consent


Limewire settles with Maryland regarding breach incident
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

The company that provides the LimeWire file sharing services, Lime Group, LLC, recently settled with the Maryland Attorney General, agreeing to notify Maryland residents about the privacy risks associated from its file sharing service, and agreeing to take best efforts to prevent privacy risks


comScore, Inc. sued for use of surveillance software
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

A recent class action against comScore, Inc. alleges that the company acquired consumer personal information from its software and sold it to third parties without notifying or obtaining consent from consumers, which is in violation of the Stored Communications Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and is generally a deceptive trade practice under state law


Offering incentives to upload infringing content may create liability
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

Adult entertainment company Perfect 10, Inc. sued an online file storage company for copyright and trademark infringement after users uploaded certain Perfect 10 content to the defendant’s service without authorization