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Privacy Tuesday – June 2014 #2

DC Update from Politico Morning Tech - “DATA BREACH DRAFT DELAYED – The thorny issue of FTC enforcement has slowed efforts to release a draft of Rep. Lee Terry’s data breach bill, according to sources close to the...more

6/24/2014 - Data Breach Enforcement FTC Internet Retailers Proposed Legislation Retailers

FTC Data Security Authority Confirmed, For Now: Wyndham’s Motion to Dismiss Denied

The FTC’s Claim - A New Jersey federal judge has confirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) authority to regulate data security and bring claims against companies suffering data breaches due to inadequate...more

4/15/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Wyndham

Stop Phoning It in on Mobile Security: What Your Business Needs to Know About the FTC’s Settlements with Fandango and Credit Karma

If you’re like most Americans, you probably think that the worst thing that Fandango, the online movie ticket service, has ever done to you is make you watch those commercials with the creepy talking paper bags before your...more

4/4/2014 - Cybersecurity Fandango FTC Mobile Devices

BREAKING NEWS: FTC Announces Major Settlement with Apple

Apple Agrees to Pay Consumers At Least $32.5 Million to Settle Complaint of Unfair Billing Related to Children’s In-App Charges - FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez just announced (press conference) that Apple, Inc....more

1/16/2014 - Apple Children's Products FTC Mobile Apps Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Privacy Monday – January 13, 2014

These are busy times in the data privacy/security world. If Misery Loves Company, Target Has Friends - Target was not the only target of data thieves this holiday season. Reports over the weekend revealed that...more

1/14/2014 - CAN-SPAM Act Canada Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Privacy Laws Privacy Policy

Privacy Monday – November 18, 2013

The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead. Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more

11/19/2013 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection FTC NIST NSA Parental Consent Privacy Laws SCOTUS Surveillance

FTC Votes 4-0 to Extend Public Comment Deadline on Two COPPA Proposals

The FTC has announced that, as a result of the recent shut down of the agency, the Commission has voted unanimously to extend the public comment periods for two recent proposals under the COPPA Rule. Specifically, the public...more

10/29/2013 - COPPA FTC Safe Harbors

Privacy Monday – October 21, 2013

Privacy tidbits and bytes for this Monday – App Developers – Put this on your calendar! Now that the US government shutdown is over, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its participation in a workshop...more

10/21/2013 - App Developers Canada Data Protection EU FTC Mobile Privacy PIPITPA

Privacy Monday: October 7, 2013

Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court is in for the 2013-2014 session. There are a couple of privacy cases on the agenda. U.S. v. Wurie and Riley v. California - At issue: Separate appeals over...more

10/8/2013 - Cell Phones Cybersecurity Data Collection Data Protection FTC IPO Privacy Policy SCOTUS Search & Seizure Search Warrant Twitter

Guide to Compliance with the Amended COPPA Rule

What Is COPPA? •Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by Congress in 1998 •Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, to issue and enforce regulations...more

6/29/2013 - Actual or Constructive Knowledge Advertising Networks COPPA FTC Geolocation Internet Service Providers Mobile Apps Online Platforms Online Privacy Protection Act Parental Consent Penalties Persistent Identifiers Personally Identifiable Information Photographs Safe Harbors Third-Party Liability Websites

Revised FTC Guide on ‘Red Flags’ Identity Theft Rule Published

UPDATE: The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a revised guide on the Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, designed to help businesses comply with the requirements of the Rule. Compliance with the Red Flags Rule for entities...more

6/28/2013 - Data Protection FTC Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

FTC Guidelines for Mobile Applications: New Standards for Transparency and Notification Dictate Responsibilities for All Parties...

Mobile applications allow users to direct ill-tempered birds toward the buildings of evil pigs and can operate as a tool to let you know when is the best point in a movie to excuse yourself to the nearest restroom. They are...more

3/1/2013 - Advertising Advertising Networks Data Collection FTC Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Privacy Policy Social Media

#3 in our 2013 Issues Series: Privacy of Mobile Applications

As we continue our “new year, new look” series into important privacy issues for 2013, we boldly predict...more

1/9/2013 - COPPA Data Collection Delta Airlines FTC Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Parental Consent Privacy Policy

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