FTC & State AG

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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The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) new report on big data, signifies its intent to continue regulating the commercial use of consumer information through the enforcement of existing discrimination laws. It also clarifies the FTC’s interpretations...

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The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement requiring Lumos Labs, the company behind the Lumosity “brain training” program, to pay $2 million to the FTC and agree to certain future restrictions on advertising. The FTC...

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Three years ago the FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Those amendments significantly changed the Rule in several ways, including by classifying persistent identifiers as “personal information” and prohibiting child-directed apps...

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Wyndham Reaches Settlement with the FTC

December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and several associated companies in the closely-watched case, FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al. The parties agreed to a 20-year compliance plan that FTC...

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Cross-device tracking has become increasingly essential for marketers as consumers continue to access the Internet from a greater number of devices. During the FTC’s cross-device tracking workshop, presenters focused primarily on privacy concerns regarding transparency,...

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The FTC and FCC have long monitored consumer protection issues, and we can expect more joint efforts in the future. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) signed on November 16, 2015, the two agencies...

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FTC v LabMD – Truth is Stranger than Fiction

November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

After months of legal and procedural wrangling, the showdown between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) and LabMD over whether LabMD provided “reasonable security” for personal information stored on its networks reached some resolution....

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The third annual privacy sweep conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a cross-border network of privacy regulators, has yielded good news and bad news for children’s apps and websites. The bad news—a May...

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