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Privacy Monday – April 6, 2015 – Play Ball! (and other privacy-related bytes)

Posted in Privacy Litigation, Privacy Monday

Not only is it Privacy Monday – it is OPENING DAY!   After this long, long winter … welcome back baseball! It’s usually an end-of-season tradition for some baseball writers and announcers, but I like to revisit it in the spring for what is ahead “in a green field, in the sun” — one of the greatest… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: FTC Announces Major Settlement with Apple

Posted in Children, Federal Trade Commission

Written by Julia Siripurapu and Cynthia Larose Apple Agrees to Pay Consumers At Least $32.5 Million to Settle Complaint of Unfair Billing Related to Children’s In-App Charges FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez just announced (press conference) that Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) has agreed to provide consumers full refunds of at least  $32.5 Million Dollars to settle the… Continue Reading

Setback for Apple in iPhone MDL

Posted in Class Action Litigation

Written by Evan Nadel In a case about exposing user data, Apple suffered a setback due to its concealment of information in litigation.  Last week, in the multi-district litigation, In Re iPhone Application Litigation, Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California denied Apple’s motion for summary judgment in a putative class action by… Continue Reading

The Unforeseeable Transaction: Apple Argues that the California Song-Beverly Credit Card Act Should Not Apply To Online Retailers

Posted in Class Action Litigation, Privacy Regulation

Written by Jake Romero When is a gallon of gas like an iTunes track?  That may sound like a riddle from a Lewis Carroll novel, but it was one of the questions considered by the California Supreme Court during oral arguments in Apple v. Superior Court (Krescent) as Apple, Inc. attempted to persuade the Court… Continue Reading

Apple Shareholders Request Information From Board on Privacy/Security Risk

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security

Written by Amy Malone This week, Apple shareholders requested that its Board of Directors publish a report explaining how the board oversees privacy and data security risks.  The proposal, which is available here, was prompted by concern that recent issues such as the unauthorized access to iPhone users’ address books and the release of one… Continue Reading

Apple: Update on Lawmaker Interest in Mobile Device Tracking

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Written by Julie Babayan An update of our continuing posts (here and here) on the grilling that Apple and Google are getting over collection of location information by mobile devices:   Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has added his voice to those of other lawmakers like Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) who are concerned over reports… Continue Reading

Update on Apple Location-Gathering Kerfuffle

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Apple has published a Q&A document to educate consumers on the back story relating to collection of location data.  Wired has just published an excellent summary of the Apple Q&A and the issues.

Lawmakers Scrutinize Mobile Phone Location Tracking Practices

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Written by Julie Babayan Lawmakers including Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy Chairman Al Franken (D-MN) and House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus Co-Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA) are scrutinizing Apple Inc.’s and Google Inc.’s practices of tracking users’ location information through their mobile phones.  Franken will preside over a hearing next month entitled “Protecting Mobile Privacy:  Your Smartphones,… Continue Reading