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In a significant opinion issued on April 8, District Judge Esther Salas held that the FTC has the authority to proceed in an enforcement action against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries, collectively...

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On Tuesday, FTC Chairwoman Ramirez testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, explaining the FTC’s view that continued data breaches underscore the need for national data breach and security legislation....

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Yesterday, the Northern District of California denied class certification in the challenge to Google’s practice of scanning emails to serve advertising, In re Google Inc. Gmail Litig., No. 13-MD-02430-LHK.  Judge Koh had previously denied Google’s...

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On March 12, 2014, the Ponemon Institute released its Fourth Annual Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security.The study reveals the results of research and interviews with nearly 100 healthcare organizations subject to HIPAA as...

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The FTC’s 2013 Top Consumer Complaint

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The FTC estimated that the more than 1.1 million complaints generally related to fraud resulted in consumers losing over $1.6 billion dollars. The top 11 categories of 2013 consumer complaints are summarized here....

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On February 19, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hosted a seminar on the collection of device identifiers contained in wifi and Bluetooth signals to track people’s movement around stores, shopping malls, airports, and other physical...

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Companies are scrambling to digest Version 1.0 of the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) on February 12. The Framework was released one year to...

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It is not only the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General and Congress that are focused on data and cybersecurity these days. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), an independent private organization that regulates member brokerage...

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In a decision with potential implications for privacy and data security cases as well as those arising out of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, the Commission last week dismissed all but one of the antitrust...

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Data breaches are continuing to make headlines. Nearly every state has a data breach notification statute, and many of these statutes require companies to notify affected individuals without unreasonable delay. Previously, little guidance existed on...

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