Privacy Enforcement: Cal AG Moves on Mobile Apps, MD Beefs Up Privacy Enforcement

California AG Makes Privacy Recommendation for Mobile Apps California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report “Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem,” urging mobile app developers to adopt fair privacy practices such as (i) avoiding collecting personally identifiable data not needed for app’s basic functionality, (ii) make the app’s privacy policy accessible…

State Watch: Online Gambling and Amazon Tax

New Jersey Becomes Third State to Approve Online Gambling, More to Follow New Jersey has joined Delaware and Nevada among states that have legalized intrastate online gambling, while Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi are considering similar moves.  As states look for a big payout in revenue from such measures, recent studies have analyzed past…

Sacramento Watch: Social Snooping and Mobile Privacy

Governor Brown Signs Social Media Snooping Law California Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1844 (Campos) and Senate Bill 1349 (Yee) which prohibit prohibit universities and employers from requiring that applicants give up their email or social media account passwords. “The Golden State is pioneering the social media revolution and these laws will protect all Californians from…

Congress Watch: Crowd-Funding, Apple and GOFA

Crowd-Funding Close to Winning Congressional Approval  By a wide margin, the Senate joined the House in approving legislation that would permit companies to raise capital by crowd-funding.  The Senate CROWDFUND Act (Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act) and the JOBS ACT (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) generally permit companies to raise up to $1 million…

CALIFORNIA AG SCORES LANDMARK AGREEMENT ON MOBILE PRIVACY

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Secures Global Agreement to Strengthen Privacy Protections for Users of Mobile Applications SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced an agreement committing the leading operators of mobile application platforms to improve privacy protections for millions of consumers around the globe who access the Internet through applications (“apps”)…