FTC & State AG

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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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion,” on September 15, where participants acknowledged the many benefits of Big Data, while also recognizing the potential for...

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Mobile applications have changed the way we shop. Instead of trekking from store to store or researching prices in advance, consumers can simply download an app to compare competing products and retailers in real-time. Apps...

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You may have noticed more online ads lately related to health and medical conditions—perhaps conditions that you have, or that someone in your household has. Increasingly, online ad platforms have begun selling access to targeted...

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The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) recent filing of a complaint in federal district court against Amazon.com (“Amazon”) may signal the next chapter in the evolution of its enforcement actions. Historically, most subjects of enforcement actions...

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Earlier this week the California Attorney General published “Make Your Privacy Practices Public: Recommendations on Developing a Meaningful Privacy Policy”...

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LabMD — A TV Drama in the Making

May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we last tuned into the closely-followed litigation between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and LabMD, Inc., a medical laboratory company, the FTC’s administrative complaint, alleging LabMD failed to provide reasonably adequate data security safeguards,...

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In a significant opinion issued on April 8, District Judge Esther Salas held that the FTC has the authority to proceed in an enforcement action against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries, collectively...

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On Tuesday, FTC Chairwoman Ramirez testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, explaining the FTC’s view that continued data breaches underscore the need for national data breach and security legislation....

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Continuing a recent trend of enforcement actions stressing the importance of “adequate” testing for security flaws, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced settlement agreements with Fandango and Credit Karma closing investigations of their mobile app...

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