Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability.
FTC Study Would Collect Detailed Confidential Business Information from 25 Patent Assertion Entities
In the May 19, 2014 Federal Register, the Federal Trade Commission published a Notice and Request for Comments concerning its proposal ”to collect information about Patent Assertion Entity (‘‘PAE’’) organization, structure, economic relationships, and activity, including acquisition, assertion, litigation, and licensing practices.”
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently published a Federal Register notice seeking additional public comments on the FTC’s proposed collection of information about Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”) (see our Sep. 27, 2013 post about the FTC’s first notice about the PAE study).
On May 7, 2014, the FTC hosted the latest seminar in their Spring Privacy Series to address the status of Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data and relate results of recent FTC studies on the topic.
Mortgage Lead Generator to Pay $225,000 to Settle FTC Lawsuit Alleging Deceptive Advertising of Mortgage Rates
On May 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Case No. 4:14cv1262, against GoLoansOnline.com
On May 15, 2014, Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) testified, on behalf of the FTC, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs addressing the Commission’s work regarding three consumer protection issues affecting online advertising: (1) privacy, (2) malware and (3) data security. Below is a summary of the Commission’s testimony regarding these three key areas and the Commission’s advice for additional steps to protect consumers.
Snapchat, a mobile messaging app, recently agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company deceived consumers by making promises about the “disappearing nature” of the messages that it could not keep, the FTC announced last week.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in a recent post on its website, cautioned trade associations to not run astray of the antitrust laws.
FTC Enforcement Action Recovers More Than $3.3 Million for Consumers and Agreement to Permanent Ban from the Debt Collection Business
The two principal owners of Rincon Debt Management – Jason R. Begley and Wayne W. Lunsford – will surrender more than $3.3 million worth of assets that will be used to provide refunds to victims under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena.