FTC & State AG

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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When your kids talk to a toy or chatbot, who really is listening and what are the legal implications of those conversations? In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg, will discuss...

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Ashley Madison is widely known for offering a dating app with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair.” What was not widely known was that some user profiles were fake and the company’s insufficient...

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Is your TV a computer in disguise, playing shows not only from broadcast networks but also from apps like Twitch or Netflix? TV viewing has evolved from the days of “Must See TV” with popular...

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The FTC’s second FinTech Forum explored issues surrounding peer-to-peer payment and crowdfunding technologies, which are transforming the way we share, spend, and raise money. But with that change comes fraud, scams, and privacy and security...

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At the second installment of the FTC’s Fall Technology Series, FTC researchers, academics, consumer advocacy groups, and drone manufacturers explored the potential privacy and security concerns that arise from the use of drones. FTC Commissioner...

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Prominence, presentation, placement, and proximity. The FTC encourages companies engaged in advertising or information collection to adopt these “4 Ps” to ensure compliance with their “clear and conspicuous” standard. While FTC enforcement actions and guides...

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As part of its Fall Technology series, the FTC hosted a public workshop on the growing threat of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and prevents or limits users from accessing...

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FTC Calls for Comments on Safeguards Rule

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FTC has issued a notice calling for comments on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, also known as the “Safeguards Rule.” The review of the Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003, is part of...

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