Self-driving Cars, Mood-controlled Lighting and FitBits: More FTC IoT Enforcement

Self-driving Cars, Mood-controlled Lighting and FitBits: More FTC IoT Enforcement

Almost one year ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its “Internet of Things (IoT): Privacy and Security in a Connected World” report urging companies to implement best practices for consumers’ privacy and data security, and shortly thereafter, introduced the new Office of Technology Research and Investigation unit to protect consumers from IoT failures.

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Important Developments in the Area of Native Advertising

By | GT Israel Law Blog | January 6, 2016

With Start-Up Nation continuing to play a leadership role within the global ad-tech ecosystem, both on the technology and strategy fronts, it is critical that its players understand the changing dynamics occurring within the world’s largest consumer market – i.e., the U.S., especially on the regulatory front.

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LabMD and Wyndham Decisions Curtail FTC’s Data Privacy and Security Reach

LabMD and Wyndham Decisions Curtail FTC’s Data Privacy and Security Reach

Both the administrative law judge’s decision in LabMD and the Third Circuit’s recent decision in Wyndham, which we previously blogged about, put the FTC on notice that it cannot assume that in the wake of a security breach, allegedly inadequate data security will necessarily constitute an unfair practice under Section 5 of the FTC Act.

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Higher One, Inc. Enforcement Actions Remind Nonbank Service Providers of Their Legal Obligations When Partnering with Banks

Higher One, Inc. Enforcement Actions Remind Nonbank Service Providers of Their Legal Obligations When Partnering with Banks

On December 23, 2015, the Federal Reserve Board (“Federal Reserve”) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (“FDIC” and, collectively with the Federal Reserve, the “Agencies”) announced settlements with Higher One, Inc. (“Higher One”) for alleged violations of the prohibition against deceptive acts and practices under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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