FTC & State AG

The FTC has announced a proposed Privacy Shield-related settlement, alleging that a company falsely stated that it was in the process of being certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework because it “did not complete...

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Lessons From The FTC-PayPal Settlement

March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled with PayPal over allegations that Venmo, a peer-to-peer payment service that PayPal owns, offered deceptive privacy choices, misrepresented the availability of user funds, and failed to abide by its...

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The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that the FTC has jurisdiction over the non-common carriage activities (here, the provision of wireless data services) of communications common carriers, reversing its previous panel decision in FTC...

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In its first children’s privacy case involving internet-connected toys, the FTC has received $650,000 from and settled allegations with VTech Electronics, a manufacturer and seller of electronic learning products (ELPs). The FTC alleged that VTech...

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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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The FTC announced a settlement with Lenovo over the company’s widely-reported practice of pre-installing its laptops with ad-injecting software designed by the developer Superfish. The settlement highlights several common security pitfalls that companies should watch...

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Continuing the enforcement of its endorsement guidelines, the FTC announced its first settlement with individual influencers rather than focusing only on advertisers who work with influencers. In the action, the FTC alleged two YouTube personalities...

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S3 Buckets: Not so Simple?

September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Uber has agreed to settle a complaint stemming from allegations that the ride-hailing company made deceptive claims concerning its data security practices following a 2014 data breach. The data breach in question affected an Amazon...

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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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Regulators Tell Vizio to Get Smart(er)

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The smart TV, once a novel device, has become a staple in many American homes. But, according to the FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General, Vizio smart TVs were doing more than displaying content....

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