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FTC and the “Internet of Things”: Franchisor on the hook

Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes. The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective...more

10/24/2013 - Franchisors FTC Internet Internet of Things Liability Technology

NJ Attorney General Settles with PulsePoint for $1 Million

Digital marketing company, PulsePoint entered into a Consent Order with the New Jersey Attorney General and agreed to pay $1 million, following an investigation of claims that PulsePoint bypassed privacy setting of Apple’s...more

8/2/2013 - Apple Attorney Generals Data Collection FTC Google Online Advertisements Pulsepoint

Google: Better to Seek Forgiveness Than Permission?

For years, Google has been blazing trails in the technology world and along the way they have been caught in a few snares. The latest entanglement wrapped up this week as the company settled a two-year investigation led by an...more

3/21/2013 - Attorney Generals Data Collection FTC Google StreetView Wifi

FTC Finally Updates Its “.com Disclosures” – Welcome to the Small Screen

After rounds of comments and public workshops, the FTC has finally released an update to its digital advertising disclosure guidelines. The FTC first released guidance on digital advertising in 2000 and last May the FTC...more

3/21/2013 - Advertising Disclosure Requirements Dot Com Disclosure Guide FTC Marketing Mobile Devices

Activity at the Federal Trade Commission

There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these days, particularly in the privacy arena. In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate...more

3/1/2013 - Android Applications COPPA Data Collection FTC HTC America Manufacturers Mobile Devices Parental Consent Path Personally Identifiable Information Political Appointments Privacy Policy Security Social Media

Data Privacy Day 2013 – Tip #2 – Dust off your information security policy (or start putting one in place…)

Do you have a comprehensive information security program? Many businesses are still operating without one, leaving them open to preventable data breaches. The importance of info security programs was yet again underscored...more

1/29/2013 - CBR Systems Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Personally Identifiable Information

Updated COPPA Rule – “Strong, Stronger and Yet Stronger” or Just More Confusion?

After years of consideration and feedback the Federal Trade Commission released the final revision to the 14-year old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The FTC began its review of the Rule back in April...more

12/24/2012 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Internet Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

Nickelodeon Target of Privacy Complaint; Final COPPA Amendments to be Released Tomorrow

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed a complaint yesterday asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by Nickelodeon and mobile...more

12/19/2012 - Center for Digital Democracy COPPA FTC Mobile Apps Nickelodeon PlayFirst

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