FTC & State AG

Online reviews of products, services and businesses have become integral in how consumers make e-commerce purchases. Many savvy consumers rely on reviews by other consumers or experts before they make a purchase, plan a trip,...

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Joining the list of courts that have evaluated the Federal Trade Commission’s authority in the data security space, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard arguments on FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation...

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FAA and White House Release Drone Guidelines

February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the White House on February 15th announced new guidelines on the use of drones in the U.S. The FAA’s proposed rules governing small drones (unmanned aircraft systems or...

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As a follow-up to its 2013 workshop, “The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World,” the FTC recently released a report summarizing its findings and presenting some recommendations. Experts estimate that there...

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On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address (“SOTU”), which included proposals regarding privacy and data security. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard promises about these topics in the SOTU....

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LabMD’s challenge to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to regulate data security again stalled in the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The lengthy procedural drama continued—without a major plot twist—when the Eleventh...

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President Obama once again turned his attention towards online privacy and security issues. During his January 12th speech at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), he announced new proposed legislation aimed at protecting American consumers from...

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With high-profile data breaches making headlines in 2014, the New Year will likely bring significant developments in the privacy space. On January 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST/11:00 am PST, we invite you to join...

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Happy New Year! For many, the holidays included exciting new gadgets. Whether it’s a new fitness tracker, a smart thermostat, or a smart glucose meter, these new connected devices have arrived, and new products are...

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In an unprecedented coordinated effort, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and 51 State Attorneys General announced a joint action against AT&T Mobility, LLC (“AT&T”) for $105 million. The regulators alleged that AT&T...

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