FTC

As part of its Fall Technology series, the FTC hosted a public workshop on the growing threat of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and prevents or limits users from accessing...

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FTC Calls for Comments on Safeguards Rule

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FTC has issued a notice calling for comments on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, also known as the “Safeguards Rule.” The review of the Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003, is part of...

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FTC Reinstitutes LabMD Order

August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FTC has entered its Opinion and Final Order in its ongoing campaign to take enforcement action against LabMD. The Commission alleges that in 2008 the former clinical laboratory unreasonably exposed the sensitive medical information...

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The FTC has increased the maximum civil penalty from $16,000 to $40,000 per violation of laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), CAN-SPAM, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”). The Federal Civil...

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The FTC sent a loud signal, in the form of a $925,000 settlement with mobile ad network InMobi, that the Commission’s focus on ad tech data privacy is not limited to app developers and websites,...

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In a settlement with Practice Fusion, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that the electronic health records provider tricked consumers into believing they were providing feedback to their doctors when in fact, the company populated its...

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