Law360 Quotes Associate Crystal N. Skelton on the Snapchat Settlement
May 9, 2014

Associate Crystal N. Skelton was quoted in the Law360 article “FTC's Snapchat Attack Lends Weight To New Plaintiff Tactic.” The article discusses how the Federal Trade Commission sent a strong warning in its settlement with the mobile messaging service Snapchat that privacy claims need to be treated the same way as other advertising representations, a message that bolsters an increasingly popular type of claim in consumer data breach class actions. Ms. Skelton explained that “companies should carefully evaluate the types of information that is being collected by the app and understand how the app functions across different mobile platforms and devices. They need to understand what their apps do, tell consumers what they do and then do it.”