On November 16, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop focused on the growing practice of cross-device tracking and the associated privacy concerns.
This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that companies covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) can use facial recognition technologies to match a parent’s photo on a government-issued identification to “selfies” that the parent submits via mobile phone or webcam as a method of verifiable parental consent, as required by COPPA.
Already many blogs and articles have been written on Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell’s November 13, 2015 92-page decision exonerating LabMD from the FTC’s charges that it failed to provide reasonable and appropriate security for personal information maintained on its computer networks in violation of Section 5(a) of the FTC Act.
On November 13, 2015, the chief administrative law judge (“ALJ”) handling the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC” or “Commission”) complaint against LabMD Inc. (“LabMD”) dismissed the case in its entirety.
In a long awaited decision, the FTC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruled against FTC staff and held that LabMD did not violate Section 5 of the FTC Act by not reasonably securing customer data.
FTC Amends Telemarketing Sales Rule: Amendments Include a Ban On the Use of Certain Payment Mechanisms in Telemarketing
This post is the second in a series we’re writing on the FTC’s workshop on online lead generation entitled Follow the Lead.
On Monday, the FCC and FTC published a Memorandum of Understanding in which the two agencies agreed to engage in greater coordination and collaboration on consumer protection issues, with greater respect for each agency’s jurisdiction.
Why the Recent Indictments of Nutritional Supplement Executives Matter to All Manufacturers/Distributors
Our firm has substantial experience in representing nutritional supplement manufacturers. For that reason, the news that the Justice Department and federal agencies (such as the FTC) is engaged in a nationwide sweep of such companies is newsworthy.