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FTC Takes on a Patent Troll -
Tackling the issue of patent trolls for the first time, the Federal Trade Commission charged MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC and its law firm Farney Daniels with making deceptive claims...more
People concerned about privacy often ask, “Who can you trust?” And thus it’s worrisome when even a trusted intermediary — indeed, a privacy certification provider named for trust, TRUSTe — turns out to have a trustworthiness...more
On November 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with True Ultimate Standards Everywhere (TRUSTe) resolving allegations that TRUSTe failed to conduct annual recertifications for its privacy seal...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently obtained temporary injunctions against two passive debt buyers, which are companies that buy and sell debt portfolios and exclusively use third-party debt collectors. In complaints...more
Sometimes the day just gets away from you …..
Here are three privacy & security things you should know for your week:
1. FTC Cites TRUSTe With Misrepresenting Practices – Fines $200,000
While 2014 Has Seen Miami Emerge as a Growing Technology Hub, the Year Has Also Highlighted Significant Risks that Technology Poses for Businesses of all Types....more
Corrective action taken by Verizon Communications to fix security issues with its FiOS and DSL routers resulted in the FTC closing its investigation to determine whether Verizon’s distribution of the routers was an unfair or...more
Website privacy policies are a ubiquitous fact of web life, intended to allow users to easily understand the personal information being collected by a website and how that site uses and shares that information. Over time,...more
Increased cybercrimes and data security threats have recently made headline news with reports of massive data security breaches at major U.S. companies, including Target and more recently, The Home Depot. Risks of data...more
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill discussed the agency’s competition and consumer protection priorities in her keynote address last Thursday at the ABA’s Antitrust Fall Forum at the National Press Club in Washington. Brill led off...more
Ifrah Law is a proud member the Brand Activation Association (“BAA”). This week, we attended the BAA’s 36th annual BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago. Just as “Mad Men” reflects the 1960’s era advertising business, this...more
On November 6, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a consent order that would settle charges against a patent assertion entity, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC (“MPHJ”), and a law firm that represented MPHJ....more
We recently discussed the increase in data breach litigation which resulted after several high-profile data breaches. You can read those articles here and here. Not surprisingly, several of these suits involve class actions...more
As U.S. consumers head into the shopping season – the weather is getting cooler, and the holidays are getting closer – it is a good idea to take extra precautions to protect bank accounts, credit cards and personal identity....more
The thing about electronic data is that it is not subject to traditional geographical boundaries. Policyholders must navigate a patch work of regulations that often significantly differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. ...more
The FTC recently filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The comment left no doubt that the FTC wants to...more
Yelp’s $450,000 settlement with the FTC in September should serve as an important reminder for all owners and operators of websites or mobile apps – even if your site is not for kids, you need to know and abidge by what the...more
On November 13, 2014, the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments on a motion for rehearing in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. et al., to consider the reach of the Sherman Act outside of the United States borders...more
Hashtags and Ads: Top 10 Legal Considerations for Brands Involved in Digital and Social Media Advertising -
Advertising, marketing and promotions, both via digital and traditional channels, are governed in the United...more
Although the litigation between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues in the Eleventh Circuit, an administrative law judge has resolved one battle between the two entities. Chief Administrative Law Judge D....more
In Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. et al., the Seventh Circuit is currently considering the reach of the Sherman Act beyond United States borders and will join the Second and Ninth Circuits in interpreting some...more
The FTC's "Mail Order Rule" is now the "Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule" (16 CFR Part 435).
The Rule prohibits sellers from soliciting mail, Internet, or telephone order sales unless they reasonably...more
In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been steadily ramping up its efforts to monitor, regulate, and provide best practice guidance in the rapidly expanding field of mobile applications. On September 10,...more
Online diploma mills, which require little or no coursework to complete a degree have recently garnered much attention within the online education realm. Websites which offer questionable diplomas for hundreds of dollars...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a settlement with online review site, Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer, TinyCo, Inc., against separate charges that the companies were collecting children’s...more
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