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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

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

Industry, Members of Congress Take Action on FTC Process

As the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) continues to flex its consumer protection muscles by bringing numerous administrative lawsuits, industry and members of Congress are questioning whether there is a level playing field...more

Senators Challenge CFPB On Indirect Auto Finance Guidance

On October 30, a bipartisan group of 22 Senators sent a letter to the CFPB raising concerns about CFPB guidance affecting the indirect auto financing market and auto dealers’ ability to negotiate retail margins with...more

Democratic Senator wants more regulation of auto dealers

Democratic Senator Edward Markey wants the FTC to take a more active role in policing auto dealer sales practices. Because Dodd-Frank bars the CFPB from directly regulating auto dealers, the CFPB has targeted the fair lending...more

CFPB open during shutdown; FTC closed

Because the CFPB is not subject to the appropriations process, it remains open during the federal government shutdown. For the same reason, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, and the OCC also remain open....more

Advertising News & Analysis - July 18, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Finalizes EnergyGuide Label Changes - Brand Protection: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - Staffing Announcements Set Tone at FTC - FCC Rules May Disconnect Marketing to Mobile...more

Wow! Government Amends Red Flags Rule to Make it Narrower

Congress, FTC Restrict Definition of “Creditors” who must Adopt a Formal Plan to Prevent, Detect ID Theft In journalism, the adage goes, “man bites dog” is news. The regulatory equivalent should be “government amends...more

EPIC: Hearing on FTC Nominee Should Address FTC's Settlement Process for Privacy Violations

In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, EPIC has recommended that Congress require the Federal Trade Commission to consider more carefully the public's views on proposed privacy settlements. EPIC also recommended that...more

Consumer Prices, Nominal Retail Trade, Real Retail Trade (Italy, 2001-2012)

Tra il Gennaio 2001 e il Settembre 2012, sono poste a confronto le seguenti tre serie: 1) Commercio al dettaglio a valori nominali; 2)Prezzi al consumo (indice armonizzato Europa, HICP); 3) Commercio al dettaglio in...more

Obama Sets Out Privacy Framework; FTC and DAA Preview Privacy Priorities

The White House Report. On February 23, 2012, the White House released a report entitled Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy,...more

White House Announces New Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Today the White House released its long-awaited Privacy Report in which it unveiled a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights intended to provide consumers with greater online privacy protection, and establish a blueprint...more

Advertising Law - December 8, 2011

In This Issue: Manatt Honored by The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel as Law Firm of the Year; Sen. Rockefeller Targets Online Tracking for Hearing; FTC Extends Deadline for COPPA Comments; Pope Doesn’t Like...more

Federal “Do Not Track” Bill Introduced

When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its privacy report in December 2010, it discussed the possibility of providing consumers with a universal choice mechanism, that would permit or prevent the collection and use of...more

EPIC Advises Congress on Do Not Track Proposal

EPIC submitted a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, following a hearing on "Do Not Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time?" Congress is considering proposals that would enable users to opt-out of...more

Advertising Law - June 22, 2010

In This Issue: *Diet Supplement Manufacturer Settles False Claims Suit for $2.5 Million *FTC v. Kellogg, Part II *Groups Respond to Boucher’s Privacy Bill *Virginia Passes New Law on Promotions *Senate Commerce...more

FTC Extends Enforcement Deadline for Red Flags Rule to June 1, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has again delayed enforcement of the Red Flags Rule. Enforcement was previously delayed until November 1, 2009, but has now been delayed until June 1, 2010. Please see full alert below...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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