FTC & State AG

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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FTC Reinstitutes LabMD Order

August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FTC has entered its Opinion and Final Order in its ongoing campaign to take enforcement action against LabMD. The Commission alleges that in 2008 the former clinical laboratory unreasonably exposed the sensitive medical information...

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The FTC has increased the maximum civil penalty from $16,000 to $40,000 per violation of laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), CAN-SPAM, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”). The Federal Civil...

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The FTC sent a loud signal, in the form of a $925,000 settlement with mobile ad network InMobi, that the Commission’s focus on ad tech data privacy is not limited to app developers and websites,...

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In a settlement with Practice Fusion, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that the electronic health records provider tricked consumers into believing they were providing feedback to their doctors when in fact, the company populated its...

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The FTC approved a final consent order against clothing store Lord & Taylor (“L&T”), following allegations that it failed to disclose paid online native advertising and endorsements for its Design Lab product roll out. The...

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First Circuit Clarifies FTC’s Powers

May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clients often ask what the FTC can force a company to do after alleged violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits unfair or deceptive practices. In the FTC’s long-standing battle with Jerk.com,...

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The FTC and State AGs have been very active in the privacy, security, and advertising space. Despite your compliance efforts, the day may come when you receive a letter from the FTC or a State...

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As “native” ads have become an increasingly effective way to engage users and generate revenue, we have also seen several recent developments towards creating standards for native ads. These include FTC guidance issued in December...

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