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Continuing its examination of consumer protection issues in the mobile payments sphere, on August 1, 2014, the FTC released a staff report examining the pre-download disclosures of mobile shopping applications to evaluate the...more
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Court: FTC Can Regulate Payday Lenders Affiliated With Indian Tribes -
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This month on the anticorruption front, a New York court orders two former Siemens executives to pay record civil penalties in a bribery case involving the company’s Argentina business; Canada prosecutes former executives...more
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Today the CFTC and the SEC jointly issued final rules that require regulated entities to adopt programs designed to prevent identity theft – so-called “red flags” rules....more
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The Federal Trade Commission issued a report and recommendations for mobile payments called Paper, Plastic... or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments, which is based on a workshop held by the Commission in 2012 to...more
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SPECIAL FOCUS: FTC Releases Updated Guidance for Digital Marketers; Less Dry or Moisturized? NAD Decides; FTC Targets Lack of Security on Mobile Device's Software; Apple, Parents Reach Deal on In-App...more
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Earlier this month, the FTC released a Report highlighting some of the key issues in the mobile payments space, with particular focus on mobile carrier billing, privacy and data security, and international payments. The...more
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Technology: An executive of AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO”) was convicted of price-fixing in the LCD flat screen markets in a re-trial. Steven Leung was involved in the sale of...more
On December 18, the FTC issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide information about (i) the nature and sources of the consumer information the data brokers collect, (ii) how they use, maintain, and...more
Patrick Kellermann from LeClairRyan returns with a timely post on data security.
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