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NY legislator introduces Online Consumer Protection Act

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2009

In the state of New York, Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky introduced on January 7, 2009, the “Online Consumer Protection Act” (the “bill” or the “Act”), which would permit consumers to elect not to have their data collected online for use to deliver relevant ads to them

Industry launches self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

On October 4, 2010, leading marketing and advertising trade associations launched a robust self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising

Congressional Privacy Caucus considers children’s and teens’ online privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

On December 14, 2011, the House Congressional Privacy Caucus (“Caucus”) convened its first briefing of the 112th Congress and examined protecting children and teens online

Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general continue to examine blogs

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and state law enforcement agencies are closely scrutinizing the practice of using fake blogs or "flogs" to generate interest in an advertiser’s products and services

Congress and the states consider legislation on employer access to social media accounts

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced legislation (S. 3074, H.R. 5684) that would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make it a federal crime, punishable by fines, for employers to knowingly and intentionally “compel or coerce” a person to authorize access (such as by providing a password) to a computer that is not the employer’s computer, for hiring, promotion or firing purposes, and thereby to obtain information from the computer

Department of Commerce issues NOI on copyright

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

Since April of this year, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force has been examining the intersection between privacy, copyright, global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy by holding various symposia and public meetings on such topics and issuing a numbers of Notices of Inquiry ("NOI"

Congress considers internet control by China

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

Through various committees, initiatives, and caucuses, members of Congress have explored, and continue to explore, the issues that arise when conducting business in countries that censor the Internet and how best to advance privacy and free expression globally

DAA launches a consumer education campaign

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

In January 2012, the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) launched an education campaign to inform consumers about interest-based advertising and how to take greater control of their online privacy

House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee identifies legislative priorities for 2012

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

Rep. Bono Mack (R-CA), Chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, recently identified her priorities for the Subcommittee for 2012

HHouse Energy and Commerce Committee continues to debate privacy and internet issues

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (“CMT Subcommittee”) is nearing the conclusion of the first session of the 112th Congress