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Automakers Come Together to Adopt Privacy Commitments for Connected Cars with Hogan Lovells’ Assistance

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers, the two leading trade associations for vehicle manufacturers, today unveiled a set of baseline protections for consumer’s personal information in the era of connected cars. The Privacy Principles for Vehicle Technologies and Services commit participating automakers to take important steps to protect the personal information retrieved from vehicles. Hogan Lovells was engaged by the Alliance to lead drafting of the Principles and a team led by Chris Wolf and including Tim Tobin and James Denvil worked on the project.

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FTC Settlement with Flashlight App Developer Sheds Light on Expanded Notice Requirements and the Status of Geolocation Information

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.

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Lawmakers Develop Mobile Privacy Legislation While California AG Files Privacy Suit Against Mobile App Developer

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 [...]

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Geolocation Privacy Case

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.