FTC To Crack Down On Privacy Policies In Mobile Apps

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Mobile app developers can expect increased scrutiny of their privacy practices in the wake of the Federal Trade Commission’s fine Monday of W3 Innovations LLC, which highlights the agency’s intention to apply traditional online privacy rules to the mobile realm, attorneys say.

In ending the agency's first case involving mobile apps, W3 Innovations agreed to pay $50,000 to settle FTC allegations that it had violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by illegally collecting and disclosing personal information from tens of thousands of children younger than...
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