FTC & State AG

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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Companies have yet another reason to pay attention to their privacy policies and ensure their data security systems are up to snuff. Marking another important win for the FTC in FTC v. Wyndham, the Court...

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The FTC released “Start with Security,”a whitepaper promoting best security practices. Based on the FTC’s more than fifty Section 5, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices settlements, the whitepaper provides examples of what is and is...

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The sharing economy is changing the way we behave as consumers across numerous sectors, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking notice. The sharing economy, also referred to as the on-demand economy or collaborative...

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Would you pay top dollar for a company that’s missing its user data? Neither would your company’s future acquirers. Data is valuable. When your company is sold, it will be worth a lot more if...

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The Federal Trade Commission and 27 members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), which comprises privacy enforcement agencies worldwide, are joining forces to continue efforts to better protect children’s privacy online. To aid these...

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