Webinar: When Regulators Come Calling. Understanding the Process of an FTC & State AG Investigation

Published On April 25, 2016 | By Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg | FTC & State AG
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The FTC and State AGs have been very active in the privacy, security, and advertising space. Despite your compliance efforts, the day may come when you receive a letter from the FTC or a State Attorney General’s office initiating an inquiry into your business. Even if you feel confident about the facts relating to the inquiry, the investigation itself still requires time and an investment of resources. So, what should you do if you should receive such a letter? How can you reduce the impact of this process and improve the likelihood of a positive outcome? This webinar will discuss steps you can take upon receiving notice of an inquiry, outline how an investigation might proceed, and offer some insight into the substantive areas where the FTC is focusing its enforcement attention.

Presenters: Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg
Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2:30 -3:30 PM EST
This webinar has been approved for 1 MCLE credit in California, New York, and Georgia. 

Click Here to Watch the Webinar Recording


About The Authors

Kandi counsels clients on privacy and data security issues, online and general advertising, and marketing practices, including COPPA compliance, student privacy, and the Internet of Things. Kandi advises companies on collecting, protecting, and using consumer data and helps them develop and implement comprehensive privacy and security programs. Drawing on her tenure at the FTC, Kandi assists clients in responding to FTC and state AG enforcement actions. Prior to joining ZwillGen, Kandi spent eight years in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. While at the FTC, Kandi served on detail for six months to the United States Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Stacey advises clients on a wide range of privacy and data security issues. A veteran of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Stacey assists clients in responding to FTC investigations involving potential violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, the FTC’s advertising guidelines, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). She also helps clients respond to investigations by State Attorneys General. Stacey helps clients implement sound security and privacy practices and provides compliance training to employees. Stacey is on the faculty at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she teaches on technology and privacy-related issues.