Protect Personal Data

Online review giant, Yelp and TinyCo, Inc. (a mobile app developer) both agreed to settle separate FTC charges claiming that they unlawfully collected data from children, which was in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Yelp was fined a civil penalty of $450,000 while TinyCo, Inc. was fined $300,000. According to the complaint by the […]

Consumer Review Fairness Act Empowers Customers

As a follow-up to our blog post last week about California’s new bill: The Consumer Review Fairness Act, which prevents consumers from being financially penalized by business owners for writing negative reviews, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Ca) plans to propose a bill this week that seeks to accomplish the same thing, but on a federal level. […]