FTC & State AG

Following an extensive investigation, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a settlement with Google and its subsidiary YouTube for the largest-ever civil penalty for violations under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) – $136 million...

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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 breach affecting 145 million consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Equifax for up to $700 million, the largest ever for a data breach. In the same action, Equifax also settled with...

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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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Tricky Topics in CCPA Compliance

June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the time of the writing of this article, the final language of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is yet to be determined. Nevertheless, given the effective date of the statute, as well as...

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In announcing the largest fine ever issued by the FTC for COPPA violations, the FTC also signaled a potential shift in the breadth of COPPA applicability—shedding light on factors that might make an app with...

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The Vermont Data Broker Regulation (“VDBR”) (9 V.S.A. §§ 2430, 2433, 2446–2447) went into effect on January 1, 2019. Therefore, data brokers must register with the Vermont Attorney General by January 31st and comply with...

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President Trump signed into law the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (“FAA Act”) in which Section 375 authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to apply Section 5 of the FTC Act to privacy policy violations...

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The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office issued a letter to Google on October 11th demanding that the company answer questions about the recent breach affecting its Google+ network. The NC AG’s inquiry signals that companies...

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced settlements on September 27, 2018 with four companies that the FTC alleged falsely claimed to be EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certified. These settlements with IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC, SmartStart Employment...

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