FTC & State AG

Even with only an Acting Chairman and one Commissioner, the FTC had a busy year in 2017. In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Stacey Brandenburg and Kandi Parsons, will discuss noteworthy developments and enforcement actions...

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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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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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