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TweetThe Federal Trade Commission recently proposed stricter online privacy rules to make PDA’s, tablets and smartphones safer for children to use and to bar advertising networks and websites from collecting information on children without their parents’ consent. This represents the latest in a string of updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 […]

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TweetA class action lawsuit was recently filed in Texas in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division against some of the biggest heavy-weights in the tech industry.  In the lawsuit plaintiffs allege that makers of popular mobile apps misappropriate millions of  users’ personal information such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without […]

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TweetCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris recently reached an agreement with Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion in which the six companies conceded that California law requires apps to have privacy policies.  They agreed tha they would require app developers who collect personal information to include these privacy policies. The overwhelming majority of the most-downloaded mobile apps […]

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