FTC & State AG

State Attorneys General have announced their intention to press Congress to narrow the immunity provisions of the Communication Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C. § 230,  to exempt state criminal prosecutions from the CDA safe harbor.  It...

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In the FTC’s most recent effort to address “big data” privacy and security concerns, Commissioner Julie Brill proposed a self-regulatory initiative – “Reclaim Your Name” – that would give consumers more insight into and control...

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The European Commission has established new rules and regulations that require Internet Service Providers and telecommunications providers to notify authorities of a security breach within 24 hours. If the reporting entity is unable to provide...

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DAY 1, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (5/22) Cybersecurity Policy Update.  The Wednesday afternoon session at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute began with a policy update led by Stewart Baker.  He led off with the statement that the...

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Today, the Georgetown Law School launched the first day of its two-day inaugural Cybersecurity Law Institute.  I am involved in the sessions today and will be speaking tomorrow on a panel at 10:50A.M. addressing various...

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The FTC recently announced that more than 90 businesses located in the U.S. and abroad, including mobile applications, were sent “educational” letters reminding them of the looming July 1, 2013 deadline to comply with the...

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Despite requests from the Internet Association, Interactive Advertising Bureau, US Chamber of Commerce, the Application Developers Alliance, and a group of other trade associations, the FTC has decided to retain the July 1, 2013 effective...

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Logged into Facebook? You’ve Been Served

Logged into Facebook? You’ve Been Served

March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

On March 7, 2013, Judge Engelemayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a novel order allowing the Federal Trade Commission to serve certain papers (other than the initial...

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FTC Releases Final Amendments to COPPA Rule

January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

On December 19, 2012, the FTC released its final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  With a few exceptions, the final Rules largely track the changes that the FTC proposed in its...

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On January 10, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a report entitled “Privacy on the Go:  Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem.”  The report consists of recommended best practices for mobile app developers and other players...

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