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FTC Spanks Social Network Path 800k for Privacy Violations - Issues Staff Report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures

spank-thumb-175x220-16627-thumb-160x201-16628.jpgToday the FTC announced a $800,000 settlement with Path, a social media network to settle allegations that it violated its own privacy policy and also illegally collected information on children under 13 in violation of COPPA(Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).
According to the complaint Path represented that personal information from the user's mobile device contacts would be collected only if the user clicked on "Add Friends" and then chose the "Find friends from your contacts" option. But despite that promise, Path automatically collected and stored personal data the first time the user launched the app and, if they signed out, each time they signed back in again. That, says the FTC, made Path's statement false.

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