FTC & State AG

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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FTC Releases Cross Device Staff Report

January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Transparency, choice, and protection of sensitive data. The FTC staff’s recently-released “Cross-Device Tracking: A Staff Report” (“Staff Report”) provides recommendations to companies that use cross-device tracking. These recommendation are in line with industry self-regulatory groups...

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