• 09 2017 February

    Regulators Tell Vizio to Get Smart(er)

    The smart TV, once a novel device, has become a staple in many American homes. But, according to the FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General, Vizio smart TVs were doing more than displaying content....

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Regulators Tell Vizio to Get Smart(er)

Feb 9, 2017 by Kandi Parsons

The smart TV, once a novel device, has become a staple in many American homes. But, according to the FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General, Vizio smart TVs were doing more than displaying content. Behind the scenes and Vizio screens, without notifying consumers, regulators allege the company was tracking consumers’ second-by-second viewing habits from...

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These days, it’s getting harder for some of us to follow the instructions in Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, and to “always look at the bright side of life.” But I’m going force you to do it. Notwithstanding the angst some of you – especially season-long operators – are feeling over the new fantasy...

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Video games have come a long way. While nostalgic gamers still have a soft spot for classic games like Asteroids, modern gamers value next-generation graphics and gameplay. The creators of NBA 2K responded to this consumer demand, incorporating face-scan technology into its basketball game, thereby allowing gamers to actually see themselves in the game. Though...

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Welcome Alexei & Jason!

Feb 3, 2017 by Jennifer Russell

We are thrilled to welcome two new attorneys to our D.C. and San Francisco offices. Alexei Klestoff, former director of compliance at Walmart Global eCommerce and Jason Wool, who was previously an attorney at Alston & Bird. “We are happy about the talent and experience that we are adding to our team,” said Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s...

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The law governing access to your electronic communications and data stored in the cloud, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) was enacted in 1986, the same year that Top Gun was the highest grossing film in the United States. A decade later, Hotmail launched, then in 1997 Yahoo began offering email services, and Google’s Gmail...

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FTC Releases Cross Device Staff Report

Jan 31, 2017 by Wendy Everette

Transparency, choice, and protection of sensitive data. The FTC staff’s recently-released “Cross-Device Tracking: A Staff Report” (“Staff Report”) provides recommendations to companies that use cross-device tracking. These recommendation are in line with industry self-regulatory groups such as the DAA’s guidance in November 2015. The Staff Report is also informed by the FTC’s 2015 Cross-Device Tracking...

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