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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2011

On May 19, 2011, David Vladeck, Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the privacy implications of mobile technology

Federal Trade Commission developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2011

On May 12, 2011, the FTC announced that it had settled a case it brought against Playdom, Inc., a developer of online multi-player games, alleging that Playdom violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by illegally collecting and disclosing personal information from hundreds of thousands of children under age 13 without their parents’ prior consent

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2011

On May 4, 2011, David Vladeck, Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2011

On March 25, 2011, the FTC finalized a settlement with online data broker US Search on charges that it made false claims that it could "lock" consumers' records so that third parties could not see them

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

On March 11, 2011, the FTC announced its settlement agreement with social networking site Twitter to resolve charges that Twitter deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2011

On February 11, 2011, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Cal., introduced HR 654, the Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011, which calls upon the FTC to promulgate regulations requiring that covered entities defined as companies engaged in interstate commerce that collect or store online data allow consumers to opt out of online tracking