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The FTC Casebook collects and provides access to more than 180 privacy and data security enforcement actions—full-text searchable, tagged, indexed and annotated.

 

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Recent FTC Privacy News

Meal vs. Mithal delivered the Wyndham debate goods

(Apr 26, 2016) It was billed as the “toughest debate in town,” and Meal vs. Mithal did not disappoint. At the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit in early April, Omer Tene, VP of Research and Education at the IAPP, moderated a discussion between Douglas Meal, partner at Ropes & Gray, and Maneesha Mithal, associate director for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. Meal and Mithal were at odds as they debated the scope of the FTC’s authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act... Read More

Meal vs. Mithal delivers the Wyndham debate goods at Summit

(Apr 26, 2016) It was billed at as the “toughest debate in town,” and Meal vs. Mithal did not disappoint. At the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit in early April, Omer Tene, VP of Research and Education at the IAPP, moderated a discussion between Douglas Meal, partner at Ropes & Gray, and Maneesha Mithal, associate director for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the FTC. Meal and Mithal were at odds as they debated the scope of the FTC’s authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act, and, particularl... Read More

A top 10 privacy checklist for smart devices

(Apr 25, 2016) As the Internet of Things and connected devices become more ubiquitous in the marketplace, they bring with them many privacy and data security complexities surrounding the collection and use of personal information. The Federal Trade Commission has made clear that IoT is at the forefront of consumer protection issues before the agency. Understanding the particular practices the FTC views as unlawful can be challenging, especially when it comes to IoT. To help you navigate, Alysa Hutnik and Crystal Skelton provide an initial checklist on the type of privacy and security snafus that can attract FTC attention when marketing and releasing an IoT device. Read More

Featured Cases

    General Workings Inc. (Vulcun)

    (Feb 5, 2016) Tech Company Settles FTC Charges It Unfairly Installed Apps on Android Mobile Devices Without Users’ Permission FOR RELEASE February 5, 2016 Technology company Vulcun has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unfairly replaced a popular web browser game with a program that installed applications on consumers’ mobile devices without their permission. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Vulcun and its founders, Ali Moiz and Murtaza Hussein, purchased Running Fred, a Goog... Read More

    Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc.

    (Jan 5, 2016) The FTC’s complaint alleges that Schein marketed its Dentrix G5 software to dental practices around the country with deceptive claims that the software provided industry-standard encryption of sensitive patient information and, in doing so, ensured that practices using its software would protect patient data, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Read More

    Oracle Corp.

    (Dec 21, 2015) Oracle has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers about the security provided by updates to its Java Platform, Standard Edition software (Java SE), which is installed on more than 850 million personal computers. Under the terms of a proposed consent order, Oracle will be required to give consumers the ability to easily uninstall insecure, older versions of Java SE. Read More

    LAI Systems, LLC

    (Dec 17, 2015) Two app developers will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over charges they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. The terms of the settlements with LAI Systems, LLC, and Retro Dreamer, require the defendants to pay civil penalties and comply with the requirements of COPPA in the future. Read More

    Retro Dreamer

    (Dec 17, 2015) Two app developers will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over charges they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. The terms of the settlements with LAI Systems, LLC, and Retro Dreamer, require the defendants to pay civil penalties and comply with the requirements of COPPA in the future. Read More

    Sprint Corporation (Sprint ASL Program)

    (Oct 21, 2015) Sprint Will Pay $2.95 Million Penalty to Settle FTC Charges It Violated Fair Credit Reporting Act Company Allegedly Failed To Give Proper Notice to Consumers With Lower Credit Scores Who Were Placed in More Costly Program FOR RELEASE October 21, 2015 Note: A conference call for media with FTC Associate Director Malini Mithal was held:Date: October 21, 2015Time: 4:00 p.m. ETMithal and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case. Mobile service provider Sprint will pay $2.95 millio... Read More

    Roca Labs, Inc.

    (Sep 28, 2015) The FTC alleges that defendants violated consumers’ privacy by disclosing their personal health information in some cases to payment processors, banks, and in public court filings. Read More

    Tricolor Auto Acceptance LLC

    (Sep 16, 2015) The loan-servicing arm of Texas-based auto dealer Tricolor Auto Group will pay $82,777 in civil penalties as part of a settlement to address Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to have written policies and procedures regarding the accuracy of reported credit information, and failed to properly investigate disputed consumer credit information. Read More

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