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About Kandi Parsons

Kandi Parsons

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.

Recent Posts

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...

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The FTC has increased the maximum civil penalty from $16,000 to $40,000 per violation of laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), CAN-SPAM, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”). The Federal Civil...

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In a settlement with Practice Fusion, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that the electronic health records provider tricked consumers into believing they were providing feedback to their doctors when in fact, the company populated its...

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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...

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As “native” ads have become an increasingly effective way to engage users and generate revenue, we have also seen several recent developments towards creating standards for native ads. These include FTC guidance issued in December...

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European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, and the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourová, announced that after “tough” negotiations, the United States and the European Union have agreed upon a new framework for transatlantic...

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Safe Harbor 2.0? “Close” But Not There Yet

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vera Jourová, the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, briefed the European Parliament on the status of a new Safe Harbor deal being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Jourová indicated the parties...

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Three years ago the FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Those amendments significantly changed the Rule in several ways, including by classifying persistent identifiers as “personal information” and prohibiting child-directed apps...

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The Article 29 Working Party released a statement outlining the implications of the court decision invalidating the US-EU Safe Harbor. For affected businesses, the three principal takeaways from the Working Party’s Statement are: No Grace...

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Internet service providers and other online services that publish third-party content (like user-posted videos, reviews and ads) rely upon Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to provide them with immunity from liability for...

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