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What Is COPPA?
•Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by Congress in 1998
•Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, to issue and enforce regulations...more
Over the past decade the Federal Trade Commission has brought cybersecurity enforcement actions against various private companies, imposing tens of millions of dollars in monetary penalties and requiring companies to maintain...more
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The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”) requires parties to transactions meeting certain size thresholds to make notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its annual revision to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will apply to all transactions closing on or after February...more
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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced settlements of cases brought against Google and Facebook for alleged privacy violations. The Google settlement drew headlines for being the largest fine ever assessed...more
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