FTC's Android App Suit Is An Important Section 5 Case

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 1:58 PM EST) -- A Federal Trade Commission settlement with a mobile app over its privacy disclosures alleged to be deceptive may seem to be run-of-the-mill. After all, the FTC has been settling cases for years with companies whose data collection and use practices are allegedly not consistent with the representations those companies make in their privacy policies.

But the FTC’s complaint and order with Goldenshores Technologies LLC, announced on Dec. 5, is a particularly noteworthy Section 5 case because the FTC’s theory is that the company’s alleged violation of...
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