FTC Fines $800,000 for Harvesting Addresses from Customer Phones Costs

Operator of the Path social networking application agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting personal information from their mobile device address books without their knowledge and consent.  Path agreed to establish a comprehensive privacy program to obtain an independent privacy assessment every other year for the next 20 years […]

The Children’s Online Protection Act Evolves

Even if website owners don’t think they need to be concerned about the amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the new regulations may prove otherwise.  As indicated by the FTC, the final amendments are as follows: • modify the list of “personal information”  that cannot be collected without parental notice and consent, […]