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Congress Putting Microscope on FTC Enforcement

On July 24, 2014, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled, "The Federal Trade Commission and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge and Jury." The purpose of the hearing was to...more

Bad Times for Patent Trolls: What the Government Is Doing to Protect Small Businesses

Patent assertion entities—‘‘PAEs’’ or, if you are in a bad mood, ‘‘patent trolls’’—have been around in one form or another for decades. In the past few years, however, their ranks have grown. According to a U.S. Government...more

Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: Terrell McSweeny Confirmed as FTC Commissioner, Congress Holds Hearings and FTC/DOJ Policy...

On April 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as FTC Commissioner. Commissioner McSweeny will join Commissioners Edith Ramirez and Julie Brill as the third Democratic member of the five-member Federal...more

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data...more

White House Issues Cybersecurity Framework: “Phase I” Implementation Begins

On February 12, 2014, the White House unveiled its final Cybersecurity Framework 1.0 along with a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C3) Voluntary Program.” This capped...more

Congressional Committees Review Data Breaches, Potential Federal Responses

This week, several congressional committees held hearings to review recent data security breaches and related consumer privacy issues, particularly those related to consumer financial data and payment systems. Generally, the...more

NIST Issues Cybersecurity Framework 1.0 While Congress Increases Attention on Data Security and Cyber Crime

On Feb. 12, 2014, the National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NIST) released its final Cybersecurity Framework, meeting the one year deadline and anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Order and a Presidential...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2014

In This Issue: - Ramifications of the Target Data Breach - California Federal Judge Winnows Down Massive Privacy Class Action - White House Launches “Big Data” Review - Senator Rockefeller Issues Data Broker...more

"Intellectual Property and Technology: Patent Issues to Watch in 2014"

With key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) taking effect and a host of controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions, 2013 was another active year for intellectual property law. Big cases and big changes will continue...more

Restarting the Federal Data Privacy Law Engine

The recent data security breaches at Target, Niemen Marcus, and a few other retailers has been a catalyst to Congress restarting talks about a federal data privacy law. Currently, there are pending bills in both the House and...more

President Obama announces surveillance reforms: key points for businesses

In a speech that garnered worldwide attention, President Barack Obama has announced important reforms in the ways the US government will gather, store, use and retain signals-related information. These changes will quickly...more

Will FTC Chairman Leibowitz’s Departure Change The Enforcement Landscape?

After three years at the helm of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Chairman Jon Leibowitz stepped down. Without a doubt Chairman Leibowitz has been a visible and relentless advocate for restricting pay-for-day or reverse...more

U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE

Full text copy of "U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," the House Committee on Intelligence report that found “the risks associated with [Chinese telecom companies]...more

European Commission Probes Microsoft Again: Failure to Comply With Commitments Will Not be Tolerated

The European Commission (Commission) has made clear that it is pursuing a broader policy objective of ensuring swift finality to cases in dynamic markets through settlements and commitments. The Commission believes that this...more

Patton Boggs' TechComm Industry Update - April 25, 2012

In This Issue: -FCC Meeting -Future of Video Programming -House Science Subcommittee Hearing: Avoiding the Spectrum Crunch -Chairman Genachowski to Appear Before Senate Appropriations -Incentive Auctions for...more

The Download: Developments In E-Commerce, Privacy, Internet Advertising, Marketing And Information Services Law And Policy –...

In this Issue: Marketplace Developments - DAA Announces Comprehensive Principles for Online Collection of Web Data Heard on the Hill - House Energy and Commerce Committee Continues to Debate...more

U.S. Senator Raises Concerns About New Technology That Tracks Shoppers’ Movements Using Their Cell phones

Over the Thanksgiving shopping weekend, two shopping malls in the U.S. were using “FootPath technology,” developed by British company Path Intelligence, to track shoppers’ movements by monitoring their cell phone signals. The...more

Advertising Law - November 20, 2009

In This Issue: *Countdown to New FTC Endorsement and Testimonial Guides *Kellogg Discontinues Antioxidant Claim for Cereals *Facebook Awarded $711 Million Fine Against Spam King *Bill Would Require ISPs to Block...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - August 4, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *SPECIAL FOCUS: Tweetstakes Law *Proposed Agency Would Take On Some FTC Functions *FTC Announces Sweeping Anti-Scam Campaign *Cosmetic Surgery Outfit Fined for Fake Reviews *Initial Revenue Bill Lacks...more

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