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Highlights from the FTC’s Second “Start With Security” Initiative

On November 5, the FTC hosted its second “Start With Security” event in Austin, Texas in an effort to provide companies with practical tips and strategies for implementing effective data security....more

Promoting Antitrust Compliance – The Antitrust Division’s Subtle Shift Regarding Corporate Compliance: A Step Toward Incentivizing...

INTRODUCTION: A surprising feature of many corporate compliance programs is their limited emphasis on antitrust. Compliance efforts are a key feature of modern corporate governance initiatives, and it stands to reason...more

Government Websites With Cybersecurity Tips & Information

As part of the government’s recent clarion call to improve our individual and collective cybersecurity posture, several federal and state agencies have released a variety of guidelines, frameworks, best practices and tips. ...more

FTC Releases Data Security Guide for Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a guide for businesses with practical tips and advice to help organizations better secure their data. The guide, Start With Security, draws on more than 50 data security...more

Inside Insight: How the FTC Approaches Data Breach Investigations

A data breach hurts in a myriad of ways – the tarnished image of the breached company, the diminished consumer trust, and the bottom-line impact of remedial costs and lost business. The last thing a company already reeling...more

Roadmap Offers Important Insights on How to Prepare for FTC Data Breach Investigations

On May 20, 2015, Federal Trade Commission Assistant Director Mark Eichorn of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP) offered an inside look into the FTC’s investigative process...more

[Insert Your Trademark Here].sucks – Is Your Brand at Risk?

In recent years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit entity responsible for maintaining the Domain Name System of the Internet, has begun to introduce hundreds of new top-level...more

President Obama’s Proposed Privacy Bill of Rights - Part 6: FTC Enforcement Powers

In this post, we look at the additional powers given to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) and what it may mean for the agency that already enjoys significant authority to...more

FTC Clears Zillow-Trulia Merger Without Conditions

In a ruling on February 13, the FTC unconditionally approved the Zillow-Trulia merger after an intensive six-month antitrust review. Despite reported concerns “that the merger might concentrate too much power in one company,”...more

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) v. Texas Racing Commission (TRC)

USDC Order Dismissing Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge

The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...more

The Sunshine Act: Putting It into Practice – Interview with Karen Lovitch, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Karen Lovitch, Practice Leader of Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice, discusses the challenges facing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in complying with the Sunshine Act....more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White)

Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White); issued as final court ruling and findings in law and motion hearings held on June 7, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. before Hon. Elizabeth White, Judge of the Los...more

The Unique Culture of a Start-Up

Keith Rabois, COO of Square, left his job last month, citing legal threats from a young colleague with whom he had a two-year relationship, which subsequently threw a spotlight on the risks associated with the freewheeling...more

Under Agency Law, Standard Setting Organizations May Be Liable for Antitrust Violations of Their Members

As noted in this recent blog post, in TruePosition, Inc. v. LM Ericsson Telephone Co., No. 11-4574 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 4, 2012), the court held that a Standard Setting Organization (SSO) known as 3GPP may be liable for alleged...more

Ifrah Law Partner Michelle Cohen: Don’t Consider Yourself Immune to Data Breaches

Michelle Cohen recently joined Ifrah Law as a partner. Here is an edited transcript of a recent interview with Ms. Cohen. Question: What are some of your legal experiences and strengths that you’d like to...more

Eye on Privacy - May 2012

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Eye on Privacy. Privacy and data security may very well be among the most pressing issues facing companies today, especially given the dynamic regulatory landscape. In just the past few...more

Tackling ‘Pay-For-Delay’ In California Supreme Court

Originally Published in Competition Law360 Last month, the California Supreme Court granted a petition for review to consider the legality of “pay-for-delay” agreements. Under these agreements, also referred to as...more

Digital Censorship and the Great Firewall of China: Corporate Codes Conduct a Viable Means to Lift the Information Curtain

Google and GoDaddy’s defiance of China's censorship mandate illustrates the power of corporate social responsibility initiatives to influence and reshape the repressive policies of authoritarian regimes. Secretary...more

2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: The View from the Technology Industry

In 2005, MySpace’s position as the leading social networking site appeared assured. It was gaining 70,000 new users every day,1 and by 2006 it was the most visited Web site in the United States. Its 80 percent market share in...more

“Reasonable” Security: The FTC Requires It, But What Is “Reasonable” Security?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken more than 25 actions alleging that inadequate information security constituted an unfair trade practice in violation of the FTC Act. In these enforcement actions, the FTC has...more

Privacy and Information Security for Emerging Businesses

Your business just got off the ground, or maybe it’s still on the tarmac. You have to worry about recruiting new talent, marketing your products and services, securing your IP, and, most important, attracting investors. With...more

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