FTC & State AG

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled charges with Age of Learning—the operator of ABCmouse, a digital learning program for children—that the company: (1) failed to disclose material auto-renewal terms, (2) did not obtain consumers’ express consent to...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently gave final approval to a settlement with the Canadian smart locks company Tapplock, Inc. over alleged deceptive practices in the data security context. Tapplock offers Internet-connected, fingerprint-enabled padlocks that interact with...

Read More →

At the end of April, the U.S. District Court in New Mexico dismissed most, but not all, of the New Mexico Attorney General’s claims against a group of Ad Networks and Google for violations of...

Read More →

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FTC has extended the deadline to submit comments by sixty days. The original deadline was April 21, 2020. The new deadline is June 22, 2020. With the rise...

Read More →

The California Attorney General released an update to its proposed California Consumer Privacy Act Regulations, and companies have until 5 pm PT on February 24 to submit comments on this updated draft. ...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →