As we previously reported here, Facebook has proposed a number of revisions to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. In response to these proposed changes, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez asking her to take a closer look into whether these new proposed policies violate Facebook’s 2011 settlement with the FTC. That same day, the FTC announced that it was investigating Facebook’s new policies.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine so-called “native advertising.” This term refers to the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media and is sometimes also referred to as “sponsored content.”
The FTC has announced (press release) that it is seeking public comment on a second verifiable consent method proposed under the Voluntary Commission Approval Process provision of the COPPA Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently entered into a settlement agreement with TRENDnet, Inc., a company that sells Internet Protocol (“IP”) cameras that allow customers to monitor their homes remotely over the Internet.
Earlier this year, we wrote about the FTC’s plan to hold a November 2013 public workshop over concerns with the “Internet of Things,” the dramatically growing capacity of smart devices to communicate information through the Internet. In advance of the workshop, the FTC has entered into a consent decree with a marketer of Internet-connected video cameras, marking the Commission’s first foray into the Internet of Things.