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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 of Representatives passes update to Video Privacy Protection Act

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

On December 6, 2011, the House of Representatives approved legislation (H.R. 2471) authored by Rep. Goodlatte that would amend the consumer consent provisions of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”

Federal Trade Commission privacy report expected in November

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

The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") is expected to release a report recommending new privacy principles for online and offline data collection and use for marketing and advertising purposes

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

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

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.”

FTC requests further comment on its COPPA rule

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

On August 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued its supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) in connection with its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule”) review

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