FTC & State AG

Last week the FTC entered into two major settlements – a $22.5 million civil penalty against Google for violating a prior FTC order, and a final settlement with Facebook over charges that the company misrepresented...

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Last Wednesday (August 1st), the FTC released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its expansion of several aspects of COPPA — and supplementing the NPRM it released last September (see the ZwillGen blog post for...

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On February 22, six leading operators of mobile application platforms (Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Research In Motion) signed an agreement with California Attorney General Kamala Harris committing to improve privacy protections offered to...

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On February 7, the FTC announced that it sent letters to 6 mobile application providers that offer background screening products warning that the apps may be violating the Fair Credit Report Act (“FCRA”).  The FCRA...

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On January 5, the FTC announced that Upromise, Inc., a rewards plan service which offers a browser-based “TurboSaver Toolbar” aimed at families trying to save money for college, agreed to a proposed administrative consent order...

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This week Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the latest online tracking controversy – Facebook tracking users who have logged out of the service. This new...

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