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Recent FTC Privacy News

Wright Will Be Missed at the FTC

(Aug 28, 2015) This week, Commissioner Joshua D. Wright left the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to return to his faculty position at George Mason University. Wright was one of two Republican commissioners and, in his almost three-year tenure at the Commission, Wright focused mostly on the FTC’s antitrust responsibilities. That being the case, should the privacy community care about Wright’s departure? I think so. Many privacy advocates have criticized what they see as Commissioner Wright’s overly empirical, ... Read More

Taking Stock of Marketers’ Digital Privacy Challenges

(Aug 25, 2015) The data-driven economy is rapidly shifting how marketers engage consumers and how the ecosystem brokers the issue of trust. While the digital revolution has changed the volume, variety and velocity of data that marketers can collect, analyze and make useful at relatively low cost, the rapid pace of innovation is significantly outpacing consumers' ability to keep up with how data about them is collected and used. And, Alex Krylov writes, "The uncomfortable truth is that consumers’ expectations of privacy, as well as our legal and ethical frameworks, are disconnected from our shared digital reality." Read More

Wyndham: Easy Cases Make Good Law

(Aug 25, 2015) As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote, hard cases make bad law; the corollary, perhaps, is that easy cases make good law. That was certainly true in Wyndham Hotels v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which pitted the hotel chain, whose allegedly appalling data security practices led to persistent leaks of customer information, against the federal trade regulator. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit dealt the FTC a resounding legal victory—and Wyndham a stinging defeat... Read More

Featured Cases

    IOActive, Inc.

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    Jubilant Clinsys, Inc.

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    Just Bagels Mfg., Inc.

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    NAICS Association, LLC

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    Pinger, Inc.

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    Contract Logix, LLC

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

    Forensics Consulting Solutions, LLC

    (Aug 26, 2015) Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at all. Read More

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