The year 2012 is certain to reflect U.S. consumers’ continued love affair with sophisticated smartphones and tablets. One of the driving forces in the popularity of these devices is their ability to run mobile apps using wireless location-based services (LBS). Among other benefits, LBS allow access to real-time and historical location information online – whether

Changes to privacy regulations, such as proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and continuously evolving technologies, including mobile apps with location-based services, can make it difficult for businesses to ensure their privacy practices are up to par.

On February 16, Kelley Drye will gather government leaders from the FTC and FCC

Last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced a bill to update the 25-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), by seeking enhanced privacy protections during government searches of electronic communications, cloud computing and location-based services. The ECPA Amendments Act of 2011 (S. 1011) would require a search warrant based on probable cause before service providers could