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The FTC and FCC have long monitored consumer protection issues, and we can expect more joint efforts in the future. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) signed on November 16, 2015, the two agencies have publicly announced their intention to “formalize the existing cooperation between the agencies . . . [on] consumer protection efforts.”...

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FTC v LabMD – Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Nov 16, 2015 by Stacey Brandenburg and Marc Zwillinger

After months of legal and procedural wrangling, the showdown between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) and LabMD over whether LabMD provided “reasonable security” for personal information stored on its networks reached some resolution. The Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) tasked with ruling on this matter dismissed the FTC’s complaint and issued its initial decision....

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Stacey Brandenburg becomes a Shareholder

Nov 16, 2015 by Jennifer Russell

We are happy to announce that Stacey Brandenburg has become a Shareholder. “Stacey adds immeasurable value to our firm,” said Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Member. “From a work perspective, the quality and thoroughness of her work are unparalleled. She has become a go-to attorney for many of our clients on important and sensitive legal...

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Within the next three months the European Commission (EC) hopes to conclude negotiations forming a new safe harbor framework with the U.S. We’ve previously written about events surrounding the invalidation of the previous Safe Harbor here, here and here. The EC hopes to strengthen the framework’s limitations and safeguards to protect EU citizen’s fundamental right...

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Snooper’s Charter

A Peek Inside the UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill

Nov 6, 2015 by Abby Liebeskind and Zach Lerner

After more than six months of speculation, the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (“IPB”) was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Theresa May. With the draft IPB (dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by critics), the UK government is attempting to clarify, consolidate, and update the government’s surveillance authorities, which are currently a patchwork of...

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The European Union announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. to form a new data transfer agreement, following the CJEU’s invalidation of Safe Harbor. See our previous Safe Harbor blogs here and here. While this is good news, significant negotiations must occur before this “Safe Harbor 2.0” can become a...

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