FTC & State AG

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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The FTC has brought its first data security enforcement action involving the “Internet of Things.” See the FTC’s Complaint at here. According to the complaint, TRENDnet, a seller of Internet Protocol (“IP”) cameras, failed to implement...

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On September 3, the California legislature passed a bill that would require websites and online services to revise their privacy policies to describe their practices with respect to “do not track” mechanisms and third party...

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How do we know you are who you say you are?  Authenticating a user’s identity is an ongoing struggle for developers, merchants, lawmakers and consumers.  An ideal solution balances costs for providers and convenience for...

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It’s August in D.C. Summer is coming to an end; the kids are going back to school; traffic is still (blissfully) light and normally, the federal government is at best sleepy – at worst, in...

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The FTC (via email blast) provided further clarification of the standards that third party ad networks and platforms would be held to, under the new COPPA Rule. To recap recent history: when the FTC announced...

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