Two companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as consumer reporting agencies.
Acquisitions Don’t Nullify Prior Privacy Promises–FTC’s Letter to Facebook & WhatsApp Gives Caution to All to Honor Privacy Protections in Mergers
New EEOC/FTC Joint Informal Guidance On Employers’ Use of Background Checks into Workers’ Criminal Records
On March 10, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued their first joint guidance on employer use of background checks in hiring or firing decisions.
Has Congress Spoken and Does It Really Matter? Examining the Wyndham Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security
LabMD is not the only company that has tried to buck the FTC’s assertion of authority over data security breaches.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices has recently finalized its investigation into a Cole Haan’s “Wandering Shoe” contest wherein contestants could enter the contest by creating Pinterest boards titled “Wandering Sole” and including five shoe images from Cole Haan’s Wander Sole Pinterest Board as well as five images of contestants’ “favorite places to wander.”
Fair Notice or No Notice? Wyndham Worldwide Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security – Part II
10 months after President Obama nominated her, Terrell McSweeny has been confirmed as the fifth FTC commissioner.
On Wednesday, the Senate, in a 95-1 vote (with Senator David Vitter (R-LA) abstaining), confirmed Terrell McSweeny as FTC Commissioner.
The Federal Trade Commissions will soon be back to having a full complement of five commissioners. Today, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 95 to 1, confirmed Terrell McSweeny to fill a vacancy at the agency created by the departure of Jon D. Leibowitz more than a year ago. Her term runs through September 26, 2017.