Category Archives: Mobile Law

COPPA Update: Cleaner Language & Safe Harbor Programs

The FTC updated COPPA rules. In this post, we summarize the latest changes. Bullet-points, for quick and easy reading.

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Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014

Arguably, Al Franken is one of the more “wired” federal politicians. He tends to concentrate on tech-centric bills — which, hey, someone has to. His latest proposal is the Location Privacy Protection Act. Click through to learn more.

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Mobile Marketing Alert: New Android App May Be A Thorn In Marketers Sides

Attention Mobile Marketers: A new Android app called PrivacyStar alerts the Federal Trade Commission of questionable “text-vertising” campaigns. Yep, you read that right: the small but powerful program allows users to file a formal FTC complaint with the tap of a finger. So, if texting is one of your current mobile marketing methods, be aware Read More

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DOJ Seizes Illegal Mobile Phone App Download Websites

On Tuesday August 21, 2012, three websites were shut down and seized by federal officials because of pirated phone apps present on the digital devices. This is the first time the U.S. DOJ has taken websites down for selling or giving away mobile phone apps. While they have targeted websites and servers in the past Read More

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Mobile Advertising Moving Forward into 2013

Mobile advertising is a fast-growing marketing medium. Over the past year, advertising on mobile devices has grown by more than 60%, and the outlook for 2013 is equally as strong, if not stronger. Why Is Mobile Advertising On The Rise (The Psychological Reason) One of the main reasons mobile advertising is on the rise is Read More

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Attention Marketers: New Business Opportunity Rules In Arizona

Several months ago, the Federal Trade Commission released a new set of rules for “biz ops” – a category of commerce which consists of single-operator, turn-key and work-at-home businesses. In April, the Arizona legislator also passed a similar business opportunity rule – Arizona House Bill 2825. Specifically, HB 2825 amends the Telephone Solicitation Act by Read More

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New FTC Rules For Kid App Developers

Buckle up app developers, The FTC is making moves. This time they have their sights set on kids’ apps. Last week, the commission announced the results of study analyzing how apps in the Android Market and Apple App Store disclose data collection information. The FTC wasn’t psyched about their findings; they’re now looking into enforcement Read More

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Looking For A Video Game Lawyer?

Need a video game lawyer? Well, you’ve landed in the right place. What Is Video Game Law? Video game law is mainly concerned with issues related to intellectual property, contracts, privacy, security and licensing. A Few Tips From A Video Game Lawyer Documenting every aspect of video game development is crucial. Good documentation is the Read More

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Franken Continues to Hound Apple and Google About Mobile Privacy Policies

The eager chair of the Privacy, Technology and Law senate subcommittee, Sen. Al Franken, didn’t waste time following up with Apple and Google after the May 9th hearing on mobile privacy. Last week, Franken sent a letter to Chief Apple Executive, Steve Jobs, and Google CEO, Larry Page, inquiring about instituting universal privacy policies for Read More

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Online Privacy: Google and Apple Answer to Legislators at Government Hearing

Online privacy is the U.S. Government’s issue du jour. In recent months, several legislators have submitted bi-partisan proposals — each endeavoring to establish a federal online privacy law. But while politicians are exhibiting a united front, technology corporations are lobbying hard to squash universal privacy initiatives, citing unnecessary costs and bureaucratic red-tape. The latest elected Read More

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New Jersey Court Finds Loophole in State Mobile Law Statute

An appellate court in New Jersey made that state’s hands-free driving law obsolete. How? By pointing out that the current law is not specific enough and therefore useless.

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