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Federal Trade Commission Notice Requirements

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Biometric Data in the Workplace Could Trigger Privacy Litigation Wave

by Jones Day on

The Situation: While biometric data (such as fingerprints, facial recognition technology, and iris scans) can be used effectively in the workplace, privacy advocates worry that anonymity could be undermined, and plaintiffs'...more

FTC Updates COPPA Guidance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released an updated version of its guidance on complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) on June 21, 2017. Companies that collect personal information from...more

ALERT – FTC Issues Updated Guidance for Compliance with COPPA

by Sedgwick LLP on

On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated its guidance for compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA regulates websites and other online services in connection with...more

Ultrasonic Cross-Device Tracking: A Consumer Management Tool with FTC Warnings

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

A consumer’s television or computer may be emitting silent signals that her smartphone can hear, recognize and answer back, but the consumer can’t sense them at all. These signals are telling retailers about their customer’s...more

California Bill Mandates Privacy By Design For IoT Devices

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Manufacturers of Internet-connected devices (better known as the Internet of Things) should be following a new California bill closely because it would create a mandate under California law that all IoT devices have built-in...more

Certified Used Vehicles for Sale Can Have Unrepaired Defects

Used Car Dealers Not Required to Fix Safety Recalls Before Selling Automobiles - Have you recently purchased a certified used vehicle or are you considering a used car when you make your next automobile purchase? If so,...more

New FCC Privacy Rules for Broadband and Voice Providers

In an order issued November 2, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission for the first time imposed privacy requirements on providers of broadband internet access services (“BIAS”). The much-anticipated order was an...more

FCC Adopts Privacy Regulations for Broadband Internet Service Providers

by White & Case LLP on

On October 27, 2016 the FCC announced its adoption of an Order establishing a set of privacy regulations ("Broadband Privacy Rules") governing the use of consumer personal information by Broadband Internet Service Providers...more

Subsequent debt collectors must send FDCPA validation notice, Ninth Circuit rules

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the FDCPA requirement in 15 U.S.C. §1692g(a) for “a debt collector” to send a validation notice either in “the initial communication” or “[w]ithin five days after the initial communication...more

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Formally Adopted

by Goodwin on

On July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the Privacy Shield, a new transatlantic framework for the transfer of personal data from the European Union (EU) and certain countries of the European Economic Area...more

A Fragile Shield? Managing the Risks of EU-U.S. Data Transfer

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Following European Commission adoption of the Privacy Shield on July 12, 2016, and with Privacy Shield self-certification poised to open for business organizations on August 1, 2016 as a replacement for the invalidated...more

WilmerHale Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Blog - Comparison of Requirements Under the Privacy Shield/Safe Harbor Principles

by WilmerHale on

Notice Requirements - The Privacy Shield notice requirements are more specific and detailed than what was required by the Safe Harbor regime. Safe Harbor required a privacy policy to provide information on data...more

EU-US Privacy Shield to Launch August 1, Replacing Safe Harbor

by Mintz Levin on

I. Introduction: Privacy Shield to Go Live August 1 (at Last) - The replacement for Safe Harbor is finally in effect, over nine months after Safe Harbor was struck down by the Court of Justice of the EU in the Schrems...more

Privacy Shield Finalized - How Everyone Can Take Advantage of the New European Data Transfer Framework

by Bryan Cave on

The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”) creates the legal framework for national data-protection laws in each EU Member State. The Directive states that personal data may only be transferred to countries...more

Alert: Failure to Comply with the HSR Act: The Price is Going Up

by Cooley LLP on

Failure to comply with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act") is about to get a lot more expensive. Effective August 1, 2016, the maximum civil penalty for noncompliance with the premerger...more

Subscription-Based Business Models: An Overview of Auto-Renewal Regulations

by Bryan Cave on

The demand for subscription-based and recurring revenue business models is growing faster than ever. According to a 2014 report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 80 percent of customers are demanding new consumption models...more

FTC Releases New Guidance on FCRA Compliance for Employment Background Screening Companies

by MoFo Reenforcement on

The FTC has released new guidance aimed at helping companies that conduct background screenings for employment purposes to determine whether they are “consumer reporting agencies” within the meaning of the federal FCRA....more

FTC Publication for Background Screeners

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just issued guidance for companies providing employment screening services. According to the FTC, they have “created new guidance for businesses aimed at giving employment background...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - April 2016

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine changes to EU privacy and data protection laws, new state laws addressing data breach notifications, Congress' review of cyber insurance, and recent court...more

Activist Funds Should Heed the Latest Enforcement of the HSR Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

The limits on an investor’s ability to acquire stock under the “investment-only” exemption to the HSR Act’s reporting requirements take center stage as the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”)...more

"Interpretation of Antitrust Exemption at Heart of DOJ Action Against ValueAct"

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) filed a complaint against activist investor ValueAct Capital in California federal court, requesting a $19 million fine for violations of the...more

Privacy Shield Details Have Been Revealed: Here’s What Companies Need to Know

by Reed Smith on

The European Commission has published its draft adequacy decision on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the proposed data transfer framework that would replace the defunct Safe Harbor program. The draft adequacy decision formally...more

Industry Regulatory Organization to Outbrain and Gravity: Interest-Based Native Advertising Must Comply With Self-Regulatory...

by BakerHostetler on

In two decisions issued last week, major native advertising players Gravity and Outbrain were found to have failed to comply with the online advertising industry’s self-regulatory principles for interest-based ads. The...more

ANDA Update - October 2015

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Federal Circuit Interprets Statutory Requirements for Biosimilar Regulatory Pathway - Amgen Inc., v. Sandoz Inc., (Fed. Cir. July 21, 2015): In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...more

Background Screening – When is Section 603(y) Applicable?

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

When a company uses commercial background checks to evaluate the suitability of job applicants, they must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer...more

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