Court Finds Sniffing of Unencrypted Wi-Fi Does Not Violate ECPA.

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The issue of wi-fi sniffing was recently addressed in a patent dispute, because certain wi-fi data was relevant to the parties’ claims, and the Northern District of Illinois had to consider the privacy concerns associated with using a program to capture unencrypted wi-fi data.  Consistent with other ECPA cases, the Court held that the mere acquisition of information, even without review of the information, could be an interception.[1]

The District Court then addressed whether electronic communications sent via unencrypted ...

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FTC Releases Mobile App Guidance

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The FTC has been focused on mobile apps and the legal issues they raise, and that focus continues to be shown by the most recent guidance from the FTC.  Marketing Your Mobile App: Get it Right From the Start, offers guidance to app developers regarding what the FTC believes should be done to protect consumers in the mobile world.

The FTC clearly is speaking to smaller, as well as larger companies that use the mobile platforms to create apps, as ...

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