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Mobile Applications that Track User Information Have the FTC’s Attention

Similar to website browsers, many mobile applications collect a variety of information from the user, including, the user’s identity, usage history, past log-ins, and location.  This enables the application to provide various functionality and to tailor features of the application for a better user experience (e.g., items retained in a shopping cart or targeted advertising).  … Continue reading

Mobile Applications that Track User Information Have the FTC’s Attention

Similar to website browsers, many mobile applications collect a variety of information from the user, including, the user’s identity, usage history, past log-ins, and location.  This enables the application to provide various functionality and to tailor features of the application for a better user experience (e.g., items retained in a shopping cart or targeted advertising).  … Continue reading

Social Media Password Protection: Where are we now?

In just two years, social media password protection has gone from a privacy advocate’s dream to an employer’s harsh reality in many states.  Maryland became the first state (in 2012) to enact legislation that prevented employers from requesting the user names or passwords to an employee’s or applicant’s personal social media accounts.  Three states quickly … Continue reading »

Social Media – Love it or leave it?

Social Media – Love it or leave it? Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was published in Business North Carolina’s 2014 Law Journal, which was included in the publication’s May issue.  Her article, “Love it or leave it?” examines the pros and cons of social media use among businesses, and the “key strategy” – … Continue reading »

MVA Seminar – Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace

PRIVACY AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE (MAY 29, 2014, SPEAKERS – KARIN MCGINNIS, BEN FRYER, BRANDON GASKINS): Privacy of employee information recently has become the subject of increased attention in the U.S. The rise in popularity of social media adds another layer of complexity to this already complex issue. As an employer, what exactly are your obligations … Continue reading »