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Department of Commerce issues green paper concerning commercial data privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2011

The Internet Policy Task Force ("Task Force") of the Department of Commerce ("DOC") issued its green paper on commercial data privacy, entitled "Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework" on December 16, 2010

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

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

Developments in online privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2009

Congress has begun considering issues that implicate online privacy

Federal Trade Commission announces roundtable discussion on privacy

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

The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") recently announced that it will hold a series of public roundtable discussions beginning on December 7, 2009, to address developing challenges to consumer privacy created by new technology and business practices

Federal Trade Commission and Congress consider children’s online privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

Children's online privacy has once again risen to the top of the agenda for the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance ("Senate Commerce Subcommittee"

Twitter settles with Federal Trade Commission in agency’s first case against a social networking service

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

In June, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") settled its first case brought against a social networking service under Section 5 of the FTC Act

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

Federal Trade Commission COPPA enforcement action

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2009

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (“Iconix”) has entered into a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) over charges that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “Rule”), and the Federal Trade Commission Act

House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a joint subcommittee hearing on privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2009

On November 19, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, along with the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, held a joint hearing on the offline and online collection and commercial use of consumer information