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South Korea joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules system

This week, it was officially announced that South Korea has become the fifth country to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. This system was developed by APEC in 2011 to “build consumer, business and regulator trust in cross border flows of personal information” and thus facilitate e-commerce among APEC … Continue Reading

California Senate Passes SB 383 Expanding The Song-Beverly Credit Card Act to Online Transactions of Downloadable Content

This post was also written by Jasmine Horton. On January 30, 2014, the California Senate approved SB 383, which amends the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (Song-Beverly Act) to apply to online credit card transactions of electronic downloadable content (e.g., music, videos). Originally crafted to apply to all online credit card transactions, the bill has been resurrected … Continue Reading

Judge Narrows App Litigation, But Lets Plaintiffs Press On

This post was also written by Christopher G. Cwalina. A recent decision in ongoing litigation over mobile application practices shows how difficult the defense of privacy class actions can be. Even if the defense wins dismissal of some causes of action, the survival of any cause of action may force the defendant into costly discovery. On … Continue Reading

Mobile Application Developers: California AG Settlement with Amazon, Google, Apple and Other Mobile Application Platform Providers Sends Privacy Compliance Obligations Your Way

This post was also written by Christopher G. Cwalina, Khurram Nasir Gore, Amy S. Mushahwar and Steven B. Roosa. A warning from the California Attorney General’s office to mobile app developers: “Don’t get cute!” On February 22, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office and the six leading mobile application platform providers – Amazon, … Continue Reading

Carpe datum? Apple app developer, Google, under intense scrutiny in challenges to data collection practices.

This post was also written by Nick Tyler, Christopher G. Cwalina and Steven B. Roosa. Following the widely reported allegation that a social network’s iPhone app had uploaded the names, addresses and phone numbers of users’ contacts onto their servers without permission, both Apple and U.S. legislators have moved swiftly to try to curb this practice. Path, the … Continue Reading
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