The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held each year in early January, is a showcase for the latest gadgetry trends.
Are paid search terms about to receive a lot more Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attention? That’s the question you could be asking after the FTC last week announced a settlement with Nourish Life LLC.
Two weeks ago, the FTC filed a district court complaint in Arizona against an operation that included three corporations and one individual.
There has been much debate during 2014 about the effectiveness of the US Safe Harbour regime.
That’s perhaps exactly what the FTC tried to avoid by bringing two new auto disclosure enforcement actions late last week. Both actions seek to enforce existing orders, though in the one instance the parties agreed to settle while in the other the parties will have their day in court.
Last week, ten privacy groups requested that the FTC open an investigation into a Topps Co. online contest, which they allege violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
On December 3, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced two administrative settlements with a medical Billing Provider, PaymentsMD, LLC, and its former CEO, Michael Hughes, for allegedly misleading thousands of consumers who signed up for an online billing portal by failing to adequately disclose that the company would seek detailed medical information from pharmacies, medical labs, and insurance companies.
In recent months, two federal regulating agencies have delivered decisions in which they unexpectedly took a broad interpretation of the law as it pertains to privacy—leaving some legal experts wondering if this is a sign of the times.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it settled charges against a health billing company and its former CEO that they misled consumers who had signed up for their online billing portal by failing to inform them that the company would seek detailed medical information from pharmacies, medical labs and insurance companies.