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Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

On October 26, 2011, a bipartisan group of Congressmen led by Lamar Smith, R-Tex., Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced HR 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which tightens the prohibition in the Copyright Act against the unlicensed streaming of copyrighted works, such as motion pictures, music, and software applications

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2010

On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its much-anticipated staff report on online privacy which proposes a broad framework for regulating the commercial use of information gathered from consumers' online activities

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2010

On May 20, 2010, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John (“Jay”) Rockefeller, IV, D-W.Va., introduced S. 3386, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2011

On July 26, 2011, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee held a hearing titled “Cybersecurity: An Overview of Risks to Critical Infrastructure”

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2011

On September 28, 2011, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., jointly sent a letter to the FTC requesting that it investigate Facebook's practice of recording information about websites visited by users after they log out of Facebook

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2012

Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, among others, have filed comments opposing the FTC’s further proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

On October 25, 2011, the FTC finalized settlements with the marketers of two smartphone applications, AcneApp and Acne Pwner, that claimed the apps cure acne

Legislative outlook

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

On March 17, 2011, the House Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to gather information on the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) stimulus spending under the ARRA

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

On February 8, 2012, the House Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses” at 9:30 am Eastern in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

The FTC and Twitter have reached an agreement to settle the agency's investigation into security breaches that put Twitter users' privacy at risk