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FCC votes to advance Pai's net neutrality rules, Dems plan to fight back

(May 18, 2017) The Hill reports that the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to advance FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal of net neutrality rules. The vote is expected to add fuel to a fire that has been burning hot for decades now, but particularly since the FCC rolled back the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules earlier this year. Particularly contentious has been the reclassification of broadband service providers under Title II of the Communications Act. Following Pai’s announcement toda... Read More

Podcast: The day HBO called to ask this privacy pro's advice

(May 12, 2017) Remember when we all thought the world was going to end once Y2K hit? Sharon Anolik, CIPP/US, spent her early days as deputy attorney for the city of San Francisco strategizing on how to mitigate municipal risk. Since that time, she has held CPO positions at companies like Ask Jeeves and Blue Cross. Ask Jeeves and Blue Cross. Anolik spends most of her time these days helping companies with mergers and acquisitions at her consulting firm, Privacy Panacea. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Po... Read More

Will Ninth Circuit restore FTC's broadband jurisdiction?

(May 10, 2017) The Federal Trade Commission got some good news yesterday when it was announced the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will rehear Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility LLC en banc. In the order, Chief Judge Sidney Thomas said of the ruling currently on the books, "The three-judge panel disposition in this case shall not be cited as precedent by or to any court of the Ninth Circuit." That's a win for the FTC, which had filed an appeal against the Ninth Circuit's Septemb... Read More

Featured Cases

    SpyChatter, Inc.

    (Mar 6, 2017) Three Companies Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers About Participation in International Privacy Program February 22, 2017 Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers about their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. In separate but similar complaints, the FTC charged that Sentinel Labs, Inc., which provides endpoint protection software to enterprise custo... Read More

    Vir2us, Inc.

    (Mar 6, 2017) Three Companies Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers About Participation in International Privacy Program February 22, 2017 Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers about their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. In separate but similar complaints, the FTC charged that Sentinel Labs, Inc., which provides endpoint protection software to enterprise custo... Read More

    Sentinel Labs, Inc.

    (Mar 6, 2017) Three Companies Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers About Participation in International Privacy Program February 22, 2017 Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers about their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. In separate but similar complaints, the FTC charged that Sentinel Labs, Inc., which provides endpoint protection software to enterprise custo... Read More

    VIZIO, Inc. and VIZIO Inscape Services, LLC.

    (Feb 6, 2017) Facts Complaint Order Analysis VIZIO, Inc. and VIZIO Inscape Services, LLC IAPP Westin Research Center Analysis by Cobun Keegan (last updated March 15, 2017)   On February 6th, 2017, the U.S. District Court in New Jersey approved a settlement in a case brought against VIZIO and VIZIO Inscape Services by the Federal Trade Commission pursuant to its Section 13(b) authority in conjunction with the New Jersey Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. The companies ... Read More

    InMobi Pte, Ltd.

    (Dec 22, 2016) Mobile Advertising Network InMobi Settles FTC Charges It Tracked Hundreds of Millions of Consumers' Locations Without Permission Company Will Pay $950,000 For Tracking Children Without Parental Consent FOR RELEASE June 22, 2016 Singapore-based mobile advertising company InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penalties and implement a comprehensive privacy program to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it deceptively tracked the locations of hundreds of millions of consumers – including childr... Read More

    Turn Inc.

    (Dec 20, 2016) Digital Advertising Company Settles FTC Charges It Deceptively Tracked Consumers Both Online and Through Their Mobile Devices December 20, 2016 Turn Inc., a Redwood City, California company that enables sellers to target digital advertisements to consumers, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by tracking them online and through their mobile applications, even after consumers took steps to opt out of such tracking. “Turn tracked millions of co... Read More

    Ruby Corp. (AshleyMadison.com)

    (Dec 14, 2016) Operators of AshleyMadison.com Settle FTC, State Charges Resulting From 2015 Data Breach that Exposed 36 Million Users’ Profile Information For Release December 14, 2016 The operators of the Toronto-based AshleyMadison.com dating site have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission and state charges that they deceived consumers and failed to protect 36 million users’ account and profile information in relation to a massive July 2015 data breach of their network. The site has members from over ... Read More

    Sequoia One, Inc.

    (Nov 30, 2016) FTC Puts An End to Data Broker Operation that Helped Scam More Than $7 Million from Consumers’ Accounts FOR RELEASE: November 30, 2016 The Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on a data broker operation that the agency alleges got personal information from people who thought they were applying for payday loans online, and sold it to a scam that tapped consumers’ bank accounts and credit cards without their consent. A stipulated order against Jason A. Kotzker resolves charges the FTC ... Read More

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