Regular readers of this blog will be aware that, last fall, the Court of Justice of the European Union struck down the Safe Harbour framework which permitted the lawful transfer of personal information from the EU to the US through a self-certification model.
As one who is frequently asked “What happens when I become the victim of identity theft?” or “How do I prevent myself from becoming the victim of identity theft?”, I am a pretty big fan of the FTC’s website and refer people to it often.
Good news: A Safe Harbor agreement has been made! But (as always) take this with a grain of salt—legal battles may await it.
The European Commission has announced an agreement today with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) to replace the invalidated Safe Harbor agreement on transatlantic data flows with a new EU-U.S.
On February 1, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a consumer class action alleging that Kohl’s Department Stores advertises false sale prices.
The FTC filed suit against Devry University on January 27th, alleging that its ads, stating that 90 percent of its graduates obtained jobs in their field of study, and were making 15 percent more than graduates from other colleges and universities in their first year out of school were deceptive.
The Federal Trade Commission recently unveiled significant enhancements to its online portal designed to help victims recover from identity theft.
On January 27, 2016, the FTC and the Department of Education both announced enforcement actions against DeVry University for making false and/or unsubstantiated claims regarding the job and earning results of its graduates.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently the most aggressive enforcement agency on privacy and data security.