FTC & State AG

Both the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently submitted amicus briefs in the appeal of Facebook’s settlement with 150 million of its members relating to Facebook’s use of member photos...

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After approving the kidSAFE Seal Program in February, the FTC announced last week that it would be considering another candidate – the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (“iKeepSafe”)– for the safe harbor program under the Children’s...

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The FTC’s 2013 Top Consumer Complaint

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The FTC estimated that the more than 1.1 million complaints generally related to fraud resulted in consumers losing over $1.6 billion dollars. The top 11 categories of 2013 consumer complaints are summarized here....

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On February 19, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hosted a seminar on the collection of device identifiers contained in wifi and Bluetooth signals to track people’s movement around stores, shopping malls, airports, and other physical...

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In a decision with potential implications for privacy and data security cases as well as those arising out of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, the Commission last week dismissed all but one of the antitrust...

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The Federal Trade Commission has secured a stipulated judgment against a marketer who allegedly sent millions of deceptive text messages. The enforcement action is notable for the FTC’s suggestion that sending text messages without consent...

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In a case that fundamentally challenges the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to regulate data security, the Commission has denied a motion to dismiss its own complaint against a cancer-detection laboratory LabMD for alleged data security...

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It is common for practitioners seeking insight into the Federal Trade Commission’s priorities to read the remarks of FTC Commissioners like tea leaves, or to follow their statements like an installment of Downton Abbey or...

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For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has pre-approved a proposed form of parental verification under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) beyond the methods explicitly authorized under the FTC’s COPPA Rule....

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In a recent settlement, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) signaled to companies maintaining sensitive medical or financial information about consumers that they must carefully manage employees’ access to and stewardship of such data when held...

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