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ICO monetary penalties
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2016

H3G received a £1,000 fixed penalty notice in October (subsequently reported by the ICO) after the ICO found that the company had breached data

Lumos Labs Settles With FTC Over Brain Training Program Claims
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that Lumos Labs had agreed to settle false and deceptive advertising claims related to the company's

FTC distributes proceeds from phony health insurance settlement
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2015

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of checks to consumers totaling more than $1.1 million as refunds for

What you need to know about the FCC’s July 10th Declaratory Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

If you communicate with consumers but have yet to come across the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. 227, et seq. (“TCPA”), an

Localities face lawsuits over regulation of consumer products
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Local governments are increasingly seeking to regulate consumer products -- everything from toys and cell phones, to soda and pharmaceuticals. But

Connected health: legal aspects of health apps in Germany
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • April 20 2015

In the near future, your smartphone may act as a "portable GP": Analysing the data from a wireless sensor patch on your body to warn you about your

FTC targets mobile app makers over cancer detection claims
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it had settled with two marketers of mobile medical apps (MMAs) New Consumer

FTC settles with health app marketers for unsubstantiated melanoma detection claims
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2015

The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it has reached settlements with two marketers for "deceptively claiming their mobile apps could

FTC warning to brain and fitness app and software makers: game app must remove unscientific claims of memory and mental fitness improvement
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has signaled its willingness to regulate and scrutinize claims of improved physical and mental fitness made by

  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2014

In January, we reported on the Information Commissioner's (ICO's) guidance on privacy in mobile apps for app developers together with recommendations