Practical Privacy Takeaways From FTC's Deal With HTC

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 12:59 PM EST) -- Consistent with the Federal Trade Commission’s laser focus on mobile privacy, the commission recently announced its latest privacy law enforcement action — this time against a mobile device manufacturer. The announcement, with HTC America Inc., involves the FTC’s charges that the device manufacturer did not sufficiently secure the software that it developed for its smartphones and tablet computers, and did not accurately describe its data handling practices to device users.

The FTC’s allegations underscore the commission’s view that companies are required under Section 5 of the...
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