What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

November 01, 2019

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Jenny L. Holmes

The FTC settles first-of–its-kind stalker app case and Ubisoft sues Dutch 17-year-old over video game cheats. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

FTC settles first-of–its-kind stalker app case

On October 22, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled its case against a Florida company, Retina-X Studios, LLC and its owner, James N. Johns, Jr. (“Johns”). The company sold “stalkerware” that allowed people to tap into others’ phones and track their calls, texts, photos, physical movements, and browser history.—Jenny L. Holmes

Read More

Enforcement Litigation

Ubisoft sues Dutch 17-year-old over video game cheats

Video game publisher Ubisoft, Inc. (Ubisoft) claims Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations, interference in contractual relations, and unfair competition against a Dutch 17-year-old and his mother. The complaint alleges that the defendants produced and distributed “cheat” software for Ubisoft’s online multiplayer game Rainbow Six: Siege.—Jenny L. Holmes

Read More

The foregoing has been prepared for the general information of clients and friends of the firm. It is not meant to provide legal advice with respect to any specific matter and should not be acted upon without professional counsel. If you have any questions or require any further information regarding these or other related matters, please contact your regular Nixon Peabody LLP representative. This material may be considered advertising under certain rules of professional conduct.

Back to top