Tag Archives: mobile privacy

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launches consultation on app security

On 4 May 2022, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched a consultation (available here) to request views from the tech industry on potential interventions to enhance security and privacy requirements for firms running app stores and developers making apps.… Continue Reading

Blackberry Policing Apps To Ensure Compliance With Privacy Policies

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. In the midst of all the recent attention on mobile apps and their privacy challenges, BlackBerry has unveiled a new “privacy notice” service that alerts customers about apps that “don’t clearly or adequately inform users about how the app is accessing and possibly managing customers’ data.” According … Continue Reading

Mobile Privacy Best Practices: California Continues To Push Compliance

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker and Timothy Nagle. With the start of the new year, California has continued its push to take a leadership role in the realm of mobile privacy. The attorney general’s office recently released a mobile privacy best practices document, “Privacy On The Go: Recommendations For The Mobile … Continue Reading

Right on Time: FTC Announces COPPA Update

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. Earlier today, FTC Chairman Leibowitz announced the agency’s update to the COPPA rule at a press conference alongside Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), and Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.). The changes to COPPA were two years in the making and were the result of … Continue Reading

Reed Smith Attorneys Interview Travis LeBlanc, of California’s New Privacy Protection and Enforcement Unit

Reed Smith attorneys Amy Mushahwar and Joshua Marker, of the firm’s Data Security, Privacy & Management practice, interviewed Travis LeBlanc, California’s Special Assistant Attorney General for Technology. Mr. LeBlanc oversees the California attorney general’s office’s new Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. Mr. LeBlanc had a number of interesting insights regarding this new office and indicated … Continue Reading

Markey Releases Discussion Draft of the Mobile Device Privacy Act

This post was written by Amy S. Mushahwar. Today, in response to the controversy surrounding cellphone tracking software from Carrier IQ, U.S. Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) released a draft of a cellphone privacy bill. As background, the Carrier IQ software first made headlines in November, when a researcher posted a YouTube video claiming to show … Continue Reading

Rockefeller Introduces Do Not Track

And, Adds a Third Arena in the Senate for Privacy Discussions This post was also written by Chris Cwalina, Amy Mushahwar & Mike Sacks. On Monday, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced a bill entitled, “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011,” that will kick off a dialogue over how and in what circumstances companies should be allowed to … Continue Reading