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Federal Trade Commission announces settlement with Facebook

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

On November 29, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) announced that it had reached a settlement with Facebook over concerns about changes to Facebook’s privacy settings that publicly exposed users’ personal information as well as other privacy practices related to information sharing by Facebook apps and between Facebook and advertisers

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

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

Senate Commerce ponders self-regulation

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

Under the Chairmanship of Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV), the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the “Committee”) continues to examine issues of data privacy and consumer protection

State attorneys general to examine privacy

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

In June, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) and announced that his year-long presidential initiative will focus on “Privacy in the Digital Age.”

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

The Embarq decision

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2013

10th Circuit Clarifies No ECPA Liability for Behavioral Advertising Participant A federal appellate court in Denver recently upheld summary judgment