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Stacey Brandenburg

Stacey Brandenburg

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.

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On July 22, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued revised FAQs regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the FTC Rule issued thereunder (together “COPPA”). The COPPA FAQs provide practical guidance to help operators of commercial...

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DC Court Ruling Reduces Webscraping Risk

April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a decision that reduces some risk associated with webscraping, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that violating a website’s terms of service cannot alone be the basis for a...

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In the highly-anticipated decision in the hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn case, the Ninth Circuit upheld the preliminary injunction against LinkedIn, prohibiting it from barring hiQ’s scraping of public profiles from its site. In so doing, the...

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The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement and consent decree with email receipt management company Unroll.me, a subsidiary of Slice Technologies, Inc. Unroll.me offered a service that helped users unsubscribe from unwanted subscription emails and consolidate...

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Following a yearlong investigation triggered in part by the Cambridge Analytica incident, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a much anticipated settlement with Facebook, Inc. The Commission determined that the company violated its existing 2012 FTC Order...

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Even with only an Acting Chairman and one Commissioner, the FTC had a busy year in 2017. In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Stacey Brandenburg and Kandi Parsons, will discuss noteworthy developments and enforcement actions...

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Six Topics to Revisit in Your Privacy Policy

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you really read your company’s privacy policy? From cross-device tracking to government access to data, we’ve rounded up six topics to review for compliance and risk mitigation. ...

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In an effort to provide greater transparency and efficiency and to reduce the burden of its investigations on businesses, especially small businesses, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced several internal “reforms” to the Bureau of...

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Sergeant Know Your Customer

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Another night, another fantasy draft. Sergeant Know Your Customer “SGT KYC” regulates the contest to make sure everything is fair and fun for all players. Art by Joe Jerome....

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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...

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