Philip A. Janquart reports: Apple Inc. has filed a motion for summary judgment in a privacy class action lawsuit. The suit claims the company accesses and tracks personal information through third-party iPhone applications without user permission. [...] Apple says the plaintiffs lack standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution and under the UCL, and [...]
Law360.com reports that Crate & Barrel’s operator, Euromarket Designs, failed in its attempt to get a federal judge in California to dismiss a potential class action lawsuit that alleges the firm violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act by recording consumers’ phone calls. You can read more on Law360.com (subscription required).
Nerea Rial reports: Facebook is taking seriously its data protection responsibilities. On 20 May, the social network announced the appointment of Yvonne Cunnane as Lead Data Protection and Privacy Counsel, who will join firm’s team in Dublin, in an attempt to promote Facebook Ireland’s (FB-I) role and obligations as information controller in the European Union. Read more [...]
From the good folks at EPIC: EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Snapchat, the publisher of a mobile app that encourages user to share intimate photos and videos. The company represents that users can make photos and videos “disappear forever.” In fact, the photos can be retrieved by others after they should have [...]
Sarah Kessler reports: When Jason Sosa started work on a webcam technology that detects, in real time, the age, gender, attention time, and glances of the people looking at it, he thought he was solving an advertising problem. It’s turned out to be much more. His startup’s first product was a digital billboard that changes the [...]
Ryan Gallagher reports: If you are a customer of Verizon Wireless, you might want to consider switching carriers in light of the Associated Press phone snooping scandal. When the feds came knocking for AP journalists’ call records last year, Verizon apparently turned the data over with no questions asked. The New York Times, citing an AP employee, reported [...]
Elaine Edwards reports: The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating a complaint that an employee of online networking company LinkedIn allegedly accessed personal details of one of its customers to further an issue he had with the firm where she worked. The complaint was made by a senior employee of a telecommunications company, who received a private message [...]