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States Consider Privacy Legislation In The Wake Of California's Consumer Privacy Act
The enactment in June 2018 of California's sweeping new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, has both increased momentum for enactment of a general federal privacy law and spurred state legislatures ...
United States
21 Feb 2019
Congress Begins Consideration of Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation
The enactment in June 2018 of California's sweeping new privacy law, the CCPA, has both increased momentum for enactment of a general federal privacy law and spurred state legislatures to consider privacy bills of their own.
United States
21 Feb 2019
Eleventh Circuit Concludes FTC Data Security Order Unenforceable Because Standards Not Specific Enough
On June 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated a cease-and-desist order by the FTC issued against LabMD, Inc. arising from an FTC enforcement action alleging that LabMD's...
United States
14 Jun 2018
D.C. Circuit Invalidates Portion Of FCC's 2015 Declaratory Ruling & Order Implementing The TCPA
On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling in ACA International, et al. v. FCC, et al., No. 15-1211, resolving a series of challenges to the July 10 2015 Declaratory Ruling...
United States
21 Mar 2018
OCIE Examination Priorities 2018
OCIE will assess the potential impact of technological advances on the financial markets, including ways in which investors may be harmed.
United States
21 Feb 2018
Court Determines That Grocer's Website Not Used To Sell Goods Is Public Accommodation Under The ADA
Last week, following a bench trial, a federal district judge in Florida concluded that the grocery store and pharmacy chain Winn-Dixie violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act...
United States
28 Jun 2017
Uncertain Future For CFPB Small Business Data Rule
On Wednesday, May 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a request for information (RFI) on the small-business lending marketplace — the first step in an anticipated rulemaking pursuant to Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank.
United States
19 May 2017
VIZIO To Pay 2.2 Million To Settle Consumer Tracking Charges; FTC Treats Television Viewing History As "Sensitive Information" Requiring Notice And Opt-In Consent Outside The Privacy Policy
The complaint also alleges that VIZIO initially failed to disclose the ACR software and its capabilities to consumers in privacy policies or in descriptions of the televisions' "Smart Interactivity" function.
United States
8 Feb 2017
Summary Of The FTC's 12/7 Workshop On Smart TV And Thoughts For The Future
The FTC may bring law enforcement actions in this space, too, as they do elsewhere.
United States
13 Dec 2016
D.C. Circuit Delivers A Major Setback To The CFPB
On October 11, the D.C. Circuit issued a major decision holding the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unconstitutional and sharply limiting the CFPB's enforcement powers.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Upcoming FTC Workshop Focuses On Evaluating And Testing Consumer Disclosures
However, though the final agenda includes experts across a range of different industries and subject-matter backgrounds, the emphasis of the event appears to be on best practices and disclosure methodologies generally.
United States
23 Aug 2016
QuickLaunch University: Privacy Policies And Data Security For Startups (Video Content)
Startups need to have relevant controls to protect against reasonably foreseeable threats to security, confidentiality and integrity of a consumer's personal information.
United States
2 Aug 2016
QuickLaunch University: Key Takeaways Regarding Privacy Policies (Video Content)
Startups should develop a privacy policy that is honest, transparent and accurate.
United States
2 Aug 2016
FTC Workshop Examines Competition And Consumer Protection Issues In Rooftop Solar Industry
On June 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the rooftop solar industry—also known as solar "distributed generation."
United States
4 Jul 2016
House Subcommittee Pushes FTC Overhaul, Restricting Investigations And Consent Orders
In brief, these measures impose restrictions on FTC investigations and consent orders, establish a "safe harbor" for compliance with FTC guidance, and require additional reports and documentation from the FTC.
United States
15 Jun 2016
CFPB Releases Long-Awaited Proposal On Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements
On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) released a proposed rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements to block consumer class actions.
United States
11 May 2016
FTC Joins With Federal, State And Local Authorities On Nationwide Debt Collection Enforcement Initiative
On November 4, 2015, a group of law enforcement authorities, led by the Federal Trade Commission, announced Operation Collection Protection, a coordinated federal, state and local initiative aimed at illegal debt collection practices.
United States
10 Nov 2015
CFPB Analysis Of Consumer Complaints On Reverse Mortgages
Reverse mortgages are complex and not always well understood by borrowers.
United States
16 Feb 2015
Proposed Prepaid Rule Unlikely To Stem Growth
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a sweeping new rule ..
United States
18 Nov 2014
CFPB Releases Long-Awaited Proposal On Prepaid Account Products
Summary: On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a proposed rule to extend certain federal consumer protections to the prepaid market.
United States
18 Nov 2014
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