Monthly Archives: September 2014

Google Settles With FTC Over In-App Purchases Dispute

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is increasingly focused on the technology sector and is using its monitoring and enforcement powers to crack down on alleged consumer protection violations by big tech firms. Google reached a major settlement with the FTC

Posted in Privacy, Regulations

Court Holds that Privacy Violations Allegations Are Not Covered

A federal court in Washington recently issued an unpublished decision affirming that a common policy exclusion protects insurers from having to provide coverage in certain cases of alleged privacy violations. The same court issued a similar order earlier this year.

Posted in Insurance, Privacy, Video Privacy Protection Act
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