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Senator Markey Back in the Privacy Hunt: Google’s New Terms of Service Prompt Letter to FTC

Google has recently announced changes to its terms of service that will allow Google to incorporate its users’ photos, comments and names in advertisements. This new policy will go into effect on November 11th....more

FTC Recommends Stronger Safeguards for Mobile Payments

With the use of mobile payments by consumers reaching “fever pitch”, the FTC has released a new report entitled, “Paper, Plastic… or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” discussing how companies can develop mobile...more

FTC Recommends Consumer Protections for Mobile Payment Industry

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a staff report on mobile payments, which identifies and makes recommendations for three key issues in the mobile payment industry that the FTC believes present consumer...more

Financial Services Report - Spring 2013

Editor’s Note - This is a dignified law firm newsletter, not like the “Brand X” versions. You won’t find pandering, attention-grabbing stories about Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Prince William, or...more

Financial Services Report -- Winter 2012

In This Issue: Bureau Report; Operations Report; Beltway Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Preemption Report; and Plastics Report. Excerpt from the Bureau Report: World’s Most...more

FTC Announces Investigations of Kids App Providers and California’s AG Sues Delta over Fly Delta App’s Privacy Practices

Two recent developments should have all app providers reviewing their privacy practices and policies. On Monday, December 10, the Federal Trade Commission released its latest report on privacy disclosures and kids apps....more

Financial Services Report -- Fall 2012

In This Issue: Beltway Report; Bureau Report; Operations Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Plastics Report; and Preemption Report. Excerpt from Beltway Report MOU on Supervisory...more

Spokeo Agrees to $800,000 FTC Settlement

Spokeo, Inc. has agreed to pay the FTC $800,000 to settle the FTC’s claims alleging that Spokeo violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and committed unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the FTC Act. Spokeo is a...more

The California Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinions Addressing Insurance, Consumer Protection and ADR

• Insurance – In Century-National Ins. Co. v. Jesus Garcia, the court held that a fire insurance policy could not exclude coverage for innocent insureds because of the intentional acts of another insured; in this case the...more

GMA Condo Alert (2010 Conference Edition)

Attendees at the 14th Annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference received in their delegate bag a complimentary copy of the Conference Edition of Gardiner Miller Arnold's Condo Alert! newsletter. In response to popular...more

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