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U.S. Senate Duo and California Ballot Initiative Propose to Radically Alter U.S. Consumer Internet Privacy and Upend Digital...

by BakerHostetler on

Amid growing concerns over the improper use of user information and data breaches, and in the same week as the Senate examines the Cambridge Analytica controversy, a duo of U.S. senators who have long advocated for federal...more

Uber’s Latest Headache

An expanded settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies should serve as a lesson to other businesses about what happens when a company fails to disclose a data breach during an ongoing...more

Antitrust Enforcement Under the Trump Administration

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Divining trends in antitrust enforcement in a given presidential administration can take some time. Many commentators didn’t notice material changes in antitrust enforcement in the Obama administration – at least in merger...more

FTC Slams Anti-Aging Supplement Seller for False Advertising

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently reached an agreement with New York-based Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. and its CEO Noel Patton (collectively, “TA Sciences”), barring TA Sciences from making false or...more

The Chain Gang – FTC’s New Blockchain Working Group May be Good News for Marketers

by Reed Smith on

One of the greatest developments for marketers in 2018 is likely to be the proliferation of new and innovative applications on the blockchain in the context of marketing and promotion, particularly in connection with loyalty...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss all 50 states now having data breach notification laws, state attorneys general and their opposition to a federal data breach notification law, the FBI...more

CPSC Takes a Dip in the IoT Regulatory Pool

by Wilson Elser on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on March 27 its plan to hold a public hearing on May 16 “to receive information from all interested parties about the potential safety issues and hazards associated...more

Coalition of State Attorneys General Send Letter Demanding Answers from Facebook

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 26, 2018, a bipartisan coalition of 37 state Attorneys General sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding answers about the company’s business practices and privacy protections. Led by Pennsylvania...more

Cybersecurity Best Practices Based on NIST Cybersecurity Standards and FTC Enforcement Actions

by Burr & Forman on

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has produced a number of detailed standards for various aspects of information security. These standards outline...more

Bitcoin Takes A Hit As Cryptocurrency Advertising Faces Increased Scrutiny

Crypto is a Greek prefix meaning “secret” or “hidden.” Unless you live under a rock, or in one of several countries like Bolivia where buying and selling it is illegal, there is nothing secret or hidden about cryptocurrency....more

Alert: Consumer Protection Enforcement Trends to Watch as New Leadership Takes Over FTC

by Cooley LLP on

With new leadership poised to take the helm at the Federal Trade Commission, now is an opportune time to review consumer protection trends and developments to watch over the coming months as the new commissioners get down to...more

FTC Report Provides Recommendations to Businesses Providing Mobile and Connected Services On Security Updates

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report summarizing the results of its investigation into improving mobile device security, particularly in regard to releasing security updates (i.e., patches) for devices in...more

Best practices for managing cybersecurity risks related to IoT-connected medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

Connected medical devices deliver numerous benefits not available before, including improved monitoring of patient welfare and a wealth of vital data. But for all the advantages available through these devices, their...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - February 2018: The year of blockchain: Global legal framework begins to take form

by White & Case LLP on

Virtual currency and blockchain (VC&B) technology are becoming an important component of the global financial system. Although VC&B were founded on a non-governmental philosophy, the technology is steadily gaining legitimacy....more

Issuers of Tokens Beware: Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming

by Polsinelli on

Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, were an extremely popular way of raising capital in exchange for crypto tokens in 2017 and have led to class action litigation in 2017 and 2018. While ICOs have been around since 2013, they...more

FTC Staff Issues Comments Discussing Key Security and Privacy Issues Surrounding Connected and Automated Vehicles

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Given the explosive growth in the connectivity of every day “things,” several government agencies are focused on how best to support innovation and the benefits of an increasingly connected, data driven society, while...more

The Dark Web And Its Impact On Small Business

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Most business owners are all too familiar with identity theft. What they might not be sufficiently aware of is the “Dark Web” where identity theft thieves buy and sell stolen personal information. The Dark Web Defined-...more

2018 Health Law Predictions

2017 was a year in contrasts for the health care delivery system. Congress and President Trump made several attempts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Controversy about marijuana continued as more states...more

Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017

by BakerHostetler on

On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in...more

Net Neutrality Order Deep - Dive: Open Internet Rules Repealed, Transparency Requirements Remain, FTC Role over Broadband Privacy...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In this Client Alert, we provide a deep dive on the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order, that largely repeals the so-called “Open Internet” regulatory framework implemented by the prior FCC Chairman...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss Poland's potential exemptions from the new EU data law and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's recommendations for U.S. banks faced with...more

Navigating the Road Ahead: Auto Industry Stakeholders and Regulators Convene to Discuss Connected Vehicle Privacy

by Hogan Lovells on

In the same week that the automotive industry gathers in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Washington Auto Show, a cross-section of automotive stakeholders, government officials, and consumer and privacy advocates came together...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

Cozen in the News- JB Kelly Interviewed by Natural Products Insider on FTC Guidance for Multi-Level Marketers- JB Kelly, member of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General practice, was interviewed by Natural Products...more

Alert: Antitrust 2018: Trends and Developments to Watch

by Cooley LLP on

1. Trump’s appointments set the antitrust agenda for 2018 - Almost a year into the Trump Administration, leadership at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division is now set. The Senate confirmed Makan Delrahim as...more

5 Takeaways from the FTC’s First COPPA Settlement Over Internet-Connected Toys

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 8 announced its first settlement of alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act arising from internet-connected toys. The FTC complaint against VTech followed the...more

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