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FTC Seeks Public Comments To Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Last week, the FTC announced it is seeking public comment on the effectiveness of amendments made by the agency in 2013 to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, and whether additional changes are needed.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Rise Of AI Poses New Regulatory Challenges
Companies that employ algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in their day-to-day business may face increased attention from federal antitrust and consumer protection regulators in the future.
United States
17 Dec 2018
EU's GDPR Applied To Promotion Marketing
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is underway, and companies and organizations around the world are analyzing its effects on how they collect, use, store and disclose data.
European Union
18 Jul 2018
COPPA Revisited: The Do Not Track Kids Act Of 2018 Provides A Glimpse Into What Lawmakers Could Do To Ground Services With Large Teen Customer Bases
In enacting the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Congress determined that the safeguards built into the statute should apply only to children under 13.
United States
8 Jun 2018
Safety Tips for Parents Buying Smart and Connected Toys This Holiday Season – From CARU
Happy Holidays Readers! We wanted to share this very interesting post from the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) that discusses important issues to consider when buying that new high-tech toy.
United States
18 Dec 2017
FTC Issues New But Narrow COPPA Guidance On Voice Recordings
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a policy enforcement statement to provide additional guidance under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA")...
United States
2 Nov 2017
FTC Submits Comments On Security Support For IoT Devices
The FTC in June submitted comments to the working group convened by the NTIA, which is studying the security of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices and how they interact with consumers.
United States
10 Jul 2017
Compliance with COPPA: So easy, even a kid can do it
The Federal Trade Commission has published a new guide that seeks to make compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
United States
6 Jul 2017
Vizio Settlement With FTC May Signal Future Direction Of Agency Enforcement
The FTC's recent settlement with VIZIO, Inc., may have created a new definition of "sensitive information" that includes viewing data, but the opinion of Acting Chairperson Maureen Ohlhausen...
United States
17 Mar 2017
FTC Penalties Will More Than Double In August
Wages may be stagnant in the United States, but one thing on the rise is the price of getting on the wrong side of the Federal Trade Commission.
United States
3 Jul 2016
ALJ Dismisses FTC's Data Security Suit Against LabMD For Failure To Prove ‘Substantial Injury' To Consumers
In a landmark decision, an administrative law judge dismissed the FTC's long-running data security lawsuit against Atlanta-based cancer screening laboratory, LabMD Inc., following an alleged data breach.
United States
19 Nov 2015
An Important Customer Review Issue Swept Under The Carpet
Is there a right to be "anonymous" when posting customer reviews?
United States
7 May 2015
COPPA Update: Ask And Ye Shall Receive…Actual Knowledge
Online services that ask for the age of users as part of the registration process will be deemed to have "actual knowledge" of that information.
United States
18 Sep 2014
New Jersey AG Continues Privacy Enforcement Efforts
On November 13, 2013, California-based mobile app developer, Dokogeo, Inc., entered into a consent order with the New Jersey Attorney General to settle charges of violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act.
United States
3 Dec 2013
FTC Brings Its First Enforcement Action For 'Internet of Things'
Earlier this year, we wrote about the FTC’s plan to hold a November 2013 public workshop over concerns with the "Internet of Things," the dramatically growing capacity of smart devices to communicate information through the Internet.
United States
11 Sep 2013
FTC Issues New COPPA Guidance Focusing on Ad Networks
It’s now been almost a month since the revised COPPA Rule went into effect July 1, 2013. Earlier this year, the FTC issued new guidance on how to comply with the revised Rule.
United States
27 Jul 2013
FTC Releases Guidance On Mobile Privacy Best Practices; Enters Into $800K Consent Order With Path
The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on privacy issues outlines its understanding of the state of the nation with respect to consumer information and mobile apps.
United States
5 Feb 2013
FTC Announces Proposed Revisions To Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
On September 15, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC," or "the Commission") announced proposed changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (the "COPPA Rule").
United States
21 Sep 2011
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