On December 5, 2013, the FTC agreed to settle a complaint lodged against Goldenshores Technologies, LLC (Goldenshores) alleging that the company deceived users by misrepresenting its practices when collecting and sharing the personal data of users through its popular Brightest Flashlight Free mobile application. The original complaint and proposed settlement, adopted 4-0 by FTC vote, each provide insight into the agency’s evolving expectations of how a company should provide notice to users about its data collection and use practices.
James Denvil, an associate in our Washington office, contributed to this entry. This week, Washington lawmakers and California’s Attorney General focused their attention on mobile privacy. The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a measure that would establish legal requirements for apps that collect or share location information from mobile devices. A Democratic congressman released for [...]
On January 10, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, released his annual “Inventory” of issues of strategic importance for 2012, indicating that he would be focusing on, among other issues, the proposed EU data protection framework, IP rights versus privacy rights, cloud computing, and financial sector reform.
A decision last week by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) introduces an important change to Spanish data protection framework – the “legitimate interest” justification.
Hogan Lovells privacy attorneys examine the challenges of deploying geolocation services in five jurisdictions, including France, Spain, Germany, the United States and Hong Kong.
The Supreme Court on June 27 granted certiorari in a geolocation tracking case that could have implications for companies that incorporate location-tracking features into their products or that monitor the locations of their employees for asset-tracking or business-productivity purposes.