Following last June’s forum on mobile security, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) again seeks to draw public attention to security issues in the mobile space.
With its latest settlement, the Federal Trade Commission shows that its prior targeting of prerecorded voice dialing platforms, as opposed to those who use them to place “robocalls,” was no one-off initiative, and that it has teeth.
In March 2014, the Federal Trade Commission released its “fourth major study” of alcohol advertising and underage drinking (FTC released similar reports in 1999, 2003, and 2008).
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released updated guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and its implementing regulations apply to schools and educational online services through revisions to the Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQS”) that are published on the FTC website.
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.”