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New York AG Concludes “Operation Child Tracker”; Companies Agree to Penalties Totaling $835,000 For COPPA Violations

USA - September 22 2016 The New York Attorney General recently concluded its COPPA compliance investigation, “Operation Child Tracker,” and announced Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro...


FTC Settles with App Maker for Privacy Violations Stemming from Unauthorized Downloads

USA - February 11 2016 The FTC recently settled with Vulcan, an app maker operated by General Workings, Inc., following charges that it violated privacy laws by installing...


UK data protection authority issues record fine

United Kingdom - October 22 2015 The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently issued two large fines for unauthorized calls, including a record-high fine of £200,000 ($302...

Liisa M. Thomas.


California passes bill relaxing stringent “Made in USA” labeling law

USA - September 8 2015 The governor of California recently signed a bill that relaxes California's stringent "Made in the USA" labeling law, bringing California in line...

Brian D. Fergemann.


FTC seeking comments on proposed GLB changes for auto dealers that provide financing and lease services

USA - July 1 2015 The FTC recently announced proposed revisions to its rules under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that would permit auto dealers that provide lease and...