Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC after being sued for improper collection of minors’ data

FTC accused online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc to have improperly collected children’s information in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The companies agreed to settle. Yelp will pay a $450,000 civil penalty, while TinyCo will pay a $300,000 civil penalty. Related FTC’s press release here   Read more about […]

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Federal district court applies the “express aiming” test to social media advertisement and holds that media presence alone is not sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction.Telemedicine Solutions LLC v. WoundRight Techs., LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33232 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14, 2014).

Plaintiff (Telemedicine Sol’ns LLC) and Defendant (Woundright Techs, LLC) are two companies in the same industry. Plaintiff (Illinois resident) wanted to drag the non-Illinois Defendant into federal court in Illinois even if Defendant had no physical contacts with that jurisdiction. For the Plaintiff, Defendant’s minimum contacts with Illinois consisted of the fact that Defendant maintained a website visible in Illinois, used social media […]