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California enacts law protecting minors’ digital privacy rights

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Kids say the darndest things, and California wants to make sure that when it comes to their online postings those kids get a do-over. On January 2015

Ten practical tips for developing a FINRA-compliant social media policy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

On October 14, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined a securities analyst $15,000 for "tweeting" opinions about securities

Luxury brands face setback in efforts to "follow the money" against online merchants

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

For years, luxury brand manufacturers like Gucci have been trying to recover profits from online merchants who sell counterfeit goods via offshore

FTC finds TRUSTe didn’t verify

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2014

"Trust but verify" is an old Russian proverb that former president Ronald Reagan used in arms negotiations with his Soviet counterpart Mikhail

Your websites terms of service are unenforceable

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

The vast majority of Terms of Service (TOS) on websites are unenforceable. Companies spend a great deal of time and money in crafting what they

Enforceability of online terms of use: guidance from the Ninth Circuit

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided a case addressing the enforceability of terms of use posted on websites as mere notices that are

ECPA legislation under congressional consideration

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

September featured several developments in the ongoing debate over the limits on the government's ability to access personal electronic

FTC publishes first COPPA enforcement actions under revised regulation

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced two settlements of enforcement actions involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on net neutrality

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled "Why Net Neutrality Matters: Protecting Consumers and

In second ROSCA case, FTC finds dating site too clingy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2014

Most of us are familiar with the pleasant experience of an arranged date or a blind date: dining under the romantic glow of the Golden Arches