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FCC Seeks Comments about Privacy and Security of Information on Mobile Communication Devices

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking for public comment on the privacy and security of personal information on mobile devices. By Alice Cheng The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a request for public comment on the privacy and security of personal information on mobile devices. The Commission, which regulates interstate and international radio, television,…
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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Websites that collect information from children under the age of thirteen are required to comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is generally responsible for ensuring compliance with COPPA. By Alice Cheng Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a staff report on the growing market for mobile apps…
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No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Numbers

A New Jersey appeals court recently ruled that a criminal suspect has no reasonable expectation of privacy in his cell phone number. By Alice Cheng In State v. DeFranco, the defendant schoolteacher was charged with sexual assault of a former student. Defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence of a telephone conversation with the victim,…
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Social Media and the Workplace

No one wants to lose his or her job over a Facebook post. However, most employees also do not think twice before griping about a boss in a status update, or posting a picture from last Friday night on a coworker’s wall. While free speech has historically been protected in the United States, there can also be…
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