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The FTC published a Notice seeking comments on additional proposed changes to the existing Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule.  The FTC stated that it made the changes after reviewing comments filed in response...

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Last Thursday, a federal judge in the Central District of California dismissed a class action suit alleging that Men’s Journal had violated provisions of California’s Shine the Light (“STL”) law and California’s Unfair Competition law....

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Last week, the FTC announced that Spokeo, Inc., a data broker that sells information profiles on consumers, had agreed to pay $800,000 to settle charges that it (a) violated certain provisions of the Fair Credit...

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On May 30, 2012, the FTC will host a public workshop to discuss advertising disclosures in the online and mobile contexts.  The FTC is looking to update its “Dot Com Disclosures” guidance, which was issued...

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On March 26, 2012, the FTC released its final Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change,”  which proposes a three-part privacy framework that would apply to online and offline commercial...

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FTC Releases Report on Privacy Framework

March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

FTC Releases Final Staff Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy March 26, 2012 On March 26, 2012, the FTC released its final Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.”  The report...

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This morning, the FTC released a Staff Report titled, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing.”  The report presents the results of a survey conducted by the FTC of mobile apps offered for children...

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The Article 29 Working Party (an EU advisory body that includes representatives from each of the EU’s data protection authorities) has asked Google to delay implementation of the recently announced changes to its Privacy Policy...

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On Oct. 20, 2011, the First Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversed the district court’s decision dismissing some plaintiffs’ claims in the class action lawsuit stemming from the 2008 Hannaford Bros. (“Hannaford”) data breach.  In...

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October 2011 is the eighth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  Activities and resources for companies and individuals interested in cybersecurity are being co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the National CyberSecurity Alliance, the Multi-State...

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