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FTC and FBI Issue Compliance Reminder on Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act

by Morgan Lewis on

A recent update of the FTC’s COPPA compliance plan for businesses focuses on internet-connected toys and devices aimed at children; FBI issues a Public Service Announcement with a similar focus....more

Regulating the Internet of Toys

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New technologies and the expansion of the Internet of Things have allowed children of this generation to experience seamless interactive technologies through microphones, GPS devices, speech recognition, sensors, cameras and...more

FTC Submits Comment To Aid NTIA In Developing Internet of Things Guidance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its latest effort to address security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has submitted public comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's...more

The Internet of Toys

Privacy advocates in both the United States and Europe are urging regulators to take a hard look at the privacy ramifications of internet-connected toys, which are often conventional toys augmented by companion mobile...more

Webinar PowerPoint Slides: Medical Apps and Devices: The Convergence of FDA, FTC, and State and Federal Regulations

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

These are the PowerPoint slides from this webinar: Years ago, if someone told you that computers would replace doctors for medical treatment, you would have laughed. While we have yet to reach this paradigm, mobile medical...more

Medical Apps and Devices: The Convergence of FDA, FTC, and State and Federal Regulations

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Years ago, if someone told you that computers would replace doctors for medical treatment, you would have laughed. While we have yet to reach this paradigm, mobile medical applications and devices have come to the forefront...more

Health Hackers: Problems in Applying Traditional Products Liability Theories to Latent Cyber-Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices

by Butler Snow LLP on

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (yes, that’s a thing), so it seems fitting to write about an unprecedented alert recently released by the FDA to health care providers that warned of a medical device’s...more

Health Canada Releases Guidance for Industry on Its Reporting Obligations

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Recently, Health Canada released guidance to help companies understand their reporting obligations under section 14 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, which requires that sellers, distributors, importers, and...more

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Products Liability PART 2: One Step Closer

by Wilson Elser on

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Products Liability, published in February 2015, identified a number of factors leading to the emergence and phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). It also...more

The Internet of Things will “rock” the retail sector

by DLA Piper on

The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy...more

Advertising Law - February 2015 #3

FCC Chair Announces New Net Neutrality Regs - The battle over net neutrality took a new turn when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to reclassify broadband service as a...more

Advertising Law - February 2015

FTC Consumer Protection Head Addresses Do’s, Don’ts for Privacy - Calling the current advertising climate “a technological revolution at the intersection of marketing and consumer data,” Director of the Federal Trade...more

The Internet of Things: The Inevitable Collision with Product Liability

by Wilson Elser on

The IoT – Internet of Things – is undergoing a rapid development that will continue to transform how we interact, conduct business and live our lives. The movement toward IoT’s ubiquitous application and use does not come...more

What’s The “Internet of Things” and What Are Its Legal Challenges?

by Snell & Wilmer on

The “Internet of Things” is the universe of smart devices that talk to the internet or to one another. The devices have unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network on their own, without...more

Enforcement Priorities and Trends in Children's and Minors' Advertising and Privacy

by BakerHostetler on

BakerHostetler's Alan Friel recently interviewed FTC staff lawyer Kandi Parsons and Assistant New Jersey Attorney General Elliot Sibers at the opening session of the Children's Advertising Review Unit ("CARU") of the...more

Advertising Law - November 2014

Lawmakers: Time to Discuss the Internet of Things: What are the privacy, security, and consumer protection implications of the burgeoning Internet of Things? A group of senators has called for a hearing to...more

Advertising Law - May 2014

Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow: FTC Settles With Snapchat - Now you see it … and now it’s still there. Mobile messaging app Snapchat went with a catchier slogan, promising consumers that pictures and videos...more

Should Have Stayed on The Farm(ville): Class Action Plaintiffs' ECPA Claims Put Out to Pasture

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Ah, to be a class action plaintiff these days. One day you’re up, plowing through the Northern District of California on expansive theories of injury, the next you’re down, upended like a top-heavy apple cart by a failure to...more

Advertising Law - September 21, 2010

In This Issue: *SPECIAL FOCUS: EPA Decision Highlights Risks to Retailers Under FIFRA *NAD: Seventh Generation Should Modify, Discontinue Claims *FDA Warns Companies About Green Tea Claims *The Buzz on Google?s...more

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