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Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Cross-Device Tracking: The New World

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission, Mobile Privacy, Online Advertising, Uncategorized

Facebook does it.  Google does it.  It’s everywhere in the mobile ad ecosystem.  And your smartphone does it more often than you know, according to a study released on Monday by Carnegie Mellon. Now, Federal authorities have turned their attention to cross-device and cross-service tracking of consumers over the last several days and weeks. Speaking at… Continue Reading

It’s 11:30 PM, do you know where your data is? Privacy & Connected Devices

Posted in Cybersecurity, Security

Written by Kristina Eastham This marks the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and one focused on the Secure Development of IT Products, so it seems only appropriate to discuss security and The Internet of Things and a recent panel discussion on privacy and IoT. Last week, privacy and security professionals gathered at… Continue Reading

On the Fourth Day of Privacy, the Internet gave to me….

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission

Editor’s comment:  Today’s version of “four calling birds” might look more like: your refrigerator, your smartphone, your home security system and your energy management system…..all connected to the Internet of Things Written by Jonathan Cain, CIPP/G Web cameras, burglar alarms, fitness monitors, smartphones, and a host of other internet connected devices all have the potential to… Continue Reading

FTC and the “Internet of Things”: Franchisor on the hook

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Regulation

Written by Amy Malone Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes.  The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective Mode” that once enabled allowed the stores to log key strokes, capture screen shots, take pictures using the… Continue Reading

Internet Peeping Toms and The Internet of Things Face New Hurdles: FTC Settles with TRENDnet, Inc.

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission

Written by Adam Veness The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently entered into a settlement agreement with TRENDnet, Inc., a company that sells Internet Protocol (“IP”) cameras that allow customers to monitor their homes remotely over the Internet.  Notably, this is the FTC’s first action against a seller of everyday products that connect to the Internet… Continue Reading