FTC

Last week the FTC entered into two major settlements – a $22.5 million civil penalty against Google for violating a prior FTC order, and a final settlement with Facebook over charges that the company misrepresented...

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On February 7, the FTC announced that it sent letters to 6 mobile application providers that offer background screening products warning that the apps may be violating the Fair Credit Report Act (“FCRA”).  The FCRA...

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On January 5, the FTC announced that Upromise, Inc., a rewards plan service which offers a browser-based “TurboSaver Toolbar” aimed at families trying to save money for college, agreed to a proposed administrative consent order...

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This week Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the latest online tracking controversy – Facebook tracking users who have logged out of the service. This new...

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Yesterday, the FTC released its long-awaited proposed changes to the Child Online Privacy Protection Act Rule and began the comment period.  Undoubtedly, the proposed rules will spur comment from online companies who already face such...

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The FTC announced today that it seeks comments from interested parties on possible revisions and updates to its “Dot Com Disclosures” guidance for online advertising, originally issued in May 2000....

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