Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is charging the operators of the so-called social-networking personal reputation site “Jerk.com” for engaging in deceptive representations in violation of the FTC Act.
In recent months cybersecurity breaches involving national retailers, related privacy issues, and the hundreds of millions of dollars spent as a consequence have been repeatedly in the news and on the minds of the public, regulators, and businesses of all kinds.
Part I: The Elephant Emerges from the Mousehole: The Wyndham Worldwide Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security
In a judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) struck down the Data Retention Directive as a measure amounting to a disproportionate interference with fundamental rights protected by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the “Charter“).
“The evolution of big data has exposed gaps in EU competition, consumer protection and data protection policies”, said Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), when presenting the EDP’s preliminary opinion on the interplay between these three policy areas.
NJ Ruling Underscores FTC’s Authority On Data Breaches – Still No Guidelines On How Far It Really Goes
The Federal Trade Commission received a boost to its authority to prosecute data security breaches when a New Jersey judged allowed its case against a hacked hotel chain to move forward.
With class action cases proliferating, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) continues to receive petitions seeking guidance on the applicability of its rules to various calling or texting scenarios.
#Sweepstakes and #Contest #Entries On Pinterest Are Endorsements, Says FTC; Implications Beyond Pinterest
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently investigated Cole Haan, Inc. to determine whether a contest that it conducted on https://www.pinterest.com violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, which, in part, requires the disclosure of a material connection between a marketer and an endorser when their relationship is not otherwise apparent from the context of the endorsement.
April 8, 2014 marks the end of Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system, which means the end of security updates from Microsoft and the beginning of new vulnerability to hackers and other intruders into systems still utilizing the operating system.