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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Warns Against Warrant-Proof Encryption

In a speech delivered at the United States Naval Academy on October 10, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein waded into the public debate between data privacy and law enforcement interests.  As part of a discussion moderated by former Covington cybersecurity attorney Jeff Kosseff, Rosenstein’s remarks discussed cyber issues facing law enforcement with a particular focus … Continue Reading

Key Holdings in the In re iPhone Application Dismissal Order

By: Shel Abramson and Mali Friedman The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed with prejudice most claims asserted by consumer plaintiffs in In re iPhone Application Litigation, including causes of action under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), the Wiretap Act, and other federal and state laws.  Plaintiffs asserted that Apple … Continue Reading

In re iPhone Application Litigation Dismissed

Yesterday, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendants’ motions to dismiss the consolidated, amended complaint in In re iPhone Application Litigation for lack of Article III standing, with leave to amend.  In finding lack of standing, the Court stated that plaintiffs’ allegations were “clearly insufficient” as … Continue Reading

Congressman Calls for FTC Investigation of Apple’s Privacy Practices

CNET reports that Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) is calling on the FTC to investigate Apple’s privacy practices, particularly with respect to location-based services.  In a letter to FTC Chairman John Leibowitz, Inslee expressed concern about users’ lack of awareness of “location-aware technology.”  He writes:  “Citizens expect to be able to know the extent to which … Continue Reading

Apple Sued Again For Alleged Privacy Violations

For the fourth time in the past two months, Apple has been sued for allegedly violating the privacy of iPad and iPhone users.  Like the previous three suits (two of which we discussed in this post), Rodimer v. Apple, Inc. [PDF] alleges that Apple transmitted “personal information,” including Unique Device IDs (“UDIDs”) to application developers, who, in … Continue Reading

CFAA and Wiretap Act Claims Filed Against Apple and App Developers

Last week, iPhone and iPad App users filed two separate class action complaints against Apple and iOS App developers in the Northern District of California.  (The complaints are currently captioned Freeman v. Apple, Inc. and Lalo v. Apple, Inc.)  In both, the plaintiffs charge the defendant App developers with accessing and sharing personal information, including … Continue Reading
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