InfoSight Spotlight: FTC Files Case Against Stalking App

The latest edition of the InfoSight newsletter featured an announcement that the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint barring developers of three “stalking” applications from selling any apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices – unless the developers have taken certain steps to ensure the programs will be only used for legitimate purposes. The settlement […]

The latest edition of the InfoSight newsletter featured an announcement that the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint barring developers of three “stalking” applications from selling any apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices – unless the developers have taken certain steps to ensure the programs will be only used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the consumer devices on which they were installed.

“This is our first action against a so-called ‘stalking app,’” said Andrew Smith, director of the Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Read the full InfoSight newsletter here.

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