FTC & State AG

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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As we reported last month on this blog, as of January 1st, 2014 websites that permit the collection of third party data through ads and other means may begin receiving enforcement letters from the Online...

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As we highlighted earlier this fall, the Federal Trade Commission broadcast its interest in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) by bringing its first IoT security action against TrendNet. See here. Last week, the Commission continued...

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Last week, the New Jersey Attorney General announced it had entered into a settlement with Dataium, a Tennessee-based data analytics company that primarily serves the auto industry.  The settlement, by administrative Consent Order, concerns Dataium’s analytics services,...

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On September 23, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will become the “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World” when it becomes effective on January 1, 2015.  The bill,...

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On August 28, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint against medical testing company LabMD, Inc., alleging that the company’s information security practices constituted unfair acts or practices in violation of Section 5(a)...

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