William Hellmuth

William Hellmuth


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Indecent Exposure: FTC Obtains Injunctions Against Debt Brokers for Improperly Published Consumer Information

On November 12, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the District Court for the District of Columbia had entered preliminary injunctions against two debt sellers which, together, had improperly posted personal...more

11/26/2014 - Brokers Debt Collection Debt Market FTC Personally Identifiable Information Preliminary Injunctions Websites

In re Application of Owl Shipping: Does § 1782 permit discovery to aid foreign arbitral proceedings?

The District of New Jersey has issued a recent opinion highlighting a potential resource for parties engaged in foreign arbitral proceedings – the use of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which allows parties engaged in foreign proceedings...more

11/26/2014 - Arbitral Authority Discovery Discovery Rule Foreign Arbitration Clauses Jurisdiction

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies

On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had finalized a rule that alters the way that financial institutions provide privacy policies to their customers. Under the...more

10/29/2014 - Banks CFPB Financial Institutions Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Privacy Policy

Mobilizing on Mobile Apps: The FTC’s Comment to the CFPB Signals its Priorities

In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been steadily ramping up its efforts to monitor, regulate, and provide best practice guidance in the rapidly expanding field of mobile applications. On September 10,...more

10/8/2014 - CFPB Consumer Financial Products Cramming Data Brokers Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Mobile Privacy Personally Identifiable Information Popular Prepaid Payment Products Third-Party Service Provider

FTC Report Seeks Congressional Review of Data Broker Industry

As the advent of “big data” increasingly takes center stage in the data and privacy sphere, data brokers—companies that compile and resell or share consumers’ personal data—have come under increased scrutiny. On May 27, 2014,...more

6/13/2014 - Big Data Data Brokers Data Protection FCRA FTC Marketing Privacy Concerns

FTC Workshop Addresses New Data Privacy Issues Concerning Consumer Generated Health Data

On May 7, 2014, the FTC hosted the latest seminar in their Spring Privacy Series to address the status of Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data and relate results of recent FTC studies on the topic. Consumers are...more

5/22/2014 - Data Protection FTC Healthcare HIPAA Mobile Apps Privacy Laws User-Generated Content

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