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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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The United States and Switzerland have finalized a Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that is nearly identical to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The Swiss Shield codifies the requirements of Article 6 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection. To be eligible for self-certification, organizations must be subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the...

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Webinar: Connected Toys, Chatbots, and COPPA: The Future Is Here

Jan 17, 2017 by Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg

When your kids talk to a toy or chatbot, who really is listening and what are the legal implications of those conversations? In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg, will discuss two hot issues that have grabbed or likely will soon have the FTC’s attention – connected toys and chatbots. Topics...

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Thanks to the Internet, consumer reviews have grown both more ubiquitous and more influential in recent years. Likely in reaction to that trend, there have been a number of publicized examples of businesses attempting to restrict negative feedback from their customers. Those attempts have often involved the use of deterrent provisions in form consumer contracts...

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Ashley Madison is widely known for offering a dating app with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair.” What was not widely known was that some user profiles were fake and the company’s insufficient security resulted in a data breach which exposed sensitive information of 36 million users. As a result, Ashley Madison has...

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Is your TV a computer in disguise, playing shows not only from broadcast networks but also from apps like Twitch or Netflix? TV viewing has evolved from the days of “Must See TV” with popular shows packed into one night to current options including time shifting, mobile streaming, and intelligent TVs. New devices not only...

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