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FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review -
It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced.
Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been...more
Capital One Financial Corp. (“Capital One”) and three collection agencies have agreed to pay one of the largest settlement amounts in history — $75.5 million — to end a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the...more
Recent comments filed by various stakeholders in response to the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Request for Public Comment (RFC) on “Big Data and Consumer...more
A California federal court recently ruled that the state’s call recording statute does not apply to cell phone call participants. This decision should help companies that record consumer calls for monitoring purposes defeat...more
Cramming It All In: FTC Has a Busy Week Addressing Mobile Cramming -
Mobile cramming was on the forefront of the Federal Trade Commission’s agenda recently, with the agency issuing a new report, testifying before...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published in the Federal Register a Request for Comments on all aspects of its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) as part of a routine review of the effectiveness, costs and benefits of its...more
On August 1, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report entitled What’s the Deal? An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps (the FTC Report). The FTC Report is based on a study the FTC conducted (the FTC Study) to...more
Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit...more
..On the right track? Google reportedly will be testing a new method of targeting mobile users, one which connects the company’s mobile web tracking mechanisms with its mobile app tracking mechanisms, thereby allowing Google...more
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission issued a detailed report that summarized extensive data collection efforts that it uncovered in its study of the data brokerage industry. The FTC recommended that Congress require the...more
In this issue:
- Venable Announces 2014 Intellectual Property Symposium
- Eric Berman's Arrival at Venable Adds Depth to Advertising, Antitrust Practices
- FTC Approves iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor...more
The purpose of this Client Advisory is to address the risks associated with sending commercial electronic messages without complying with the provisions of the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation of 2014 (the "CASL"), which was...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it approved iKeepSafe’s Safe Harbor Program application, allowing the company’s self-regulating framework to serve as a safe harbor under the Children’s Online Privacy...more
The approval of technical standards introducing an RFID logo and a process for their data protection impact assessment required to comply with the EU Recommendation on RFIDs are expected to boost their usage in several fields...more
COPPA Gets Parental Consent Updates -
With changes that should make it easier to develop child-directed apps, the Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidance for verifying parental consent under the...more
Ofcom has published a call for input, entitled "Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things", regarding issues that might affect the development of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) sector in the United...more
It has been a busy month at the Department of Transportation, with the DOT finally releasing its long-anticipated proposed rule on Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues, better known as...more
Suit Seeks To Include E-Mail Address Under Song-Beverly Protections -
First zip codes, now e-mail addresses?
According to a new complaint filed in California federal court against Express Fashion Apparel, LLC,...more
Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved an additional method for website operators and mobile application ("app") developers to obtain parental consent to collect identifying information from children. It also...more
Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then its probably a duck”. All the indications are that the Regulation will happen. We have to assume it will. This echoes the...more
The FTC has issued three new FAQs clarifying the “verifiable parental consent” requirements under the COPPA Rule.
In one of the revised FAQs, the FTC reiterates that the COPPA Rule’s list of parental consent methods is...more
Data protection issues for Google in Italy are not over. The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has now challenged their privacy information notice requiring – among others – an express consent from users to their...more
Some clarification and a bit more flexibility was forthcoming late last week from the Federal Trade Commission to help ease compliance with the “new” COPPA.
In its recent update to three FAQs in Section H (Verifiable...more
The FTC has updated its guidance regarding compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Amendments to its Frequently Asked Questions reveal a softened position on using credit cards to verify parental...more
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