A few weeks ago, the FTC released a report on the Internet of Things (IoT) which provides critical guidance for all companies and presents valuable information for manufacturers on designing privacy and security into their devices.
“Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission), along with the U.S. Department of Justice, can challenge mergers it believes will result in a substantial lessening of competition – for example through higher prices, lower quality or reduced rates of innovation.
In a surprising decision from a usually franchise-friendly jurisdiction, the Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that a Georgia statute provides a method for franchisees to bring private lawsuits for violations of the FTC Rule.
In an Initial Decision announced February 6, 2015, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) held that ECM BioFilms, Inc. d/b/a Enviroplastics International (“ECM”) made false and unsubstantiated claims that plastics made with its additive “would completely biodegrade, including in a landfill, in a time period ranging from 9 months to 5 years.”