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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

Department of Justice clarifies position on internet gambling enforcement

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

The Office of Legal Counsel for the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has released a memorandum opinion repudiating its long-standing position on the applicability of the Wire Act to certain forms of internet gambling

FTC modifies COPPA rule proposal

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released a new set of proposed amendments in its ongoing review of its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulations

Industry launches self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising

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

On October 4, 2010, leading marketing and advertising trade associations launched a robust self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising

Department of Commerce issues NOI on copyright

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

Since April of this year, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force has been examining the intersection between privacy, copyright, global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy by holding various symposia and public meetings on such topics and issuing a numbers of Notices of Inquiry ("NOI"

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

Digital Advertising Alliance releases new mobile guidance

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2013

The Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") published new guidance applying its Self- Regulatory Principles to the mobile app and Web environments on

Congress and the states consider legislation on employer access to social media accounts

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

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced legislation (S. 3074, H.R. 5684) that would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make it a federal crime, punishable by fines, for employers to knowingly and intentionally “compel or coerce” a person to authorize access (such as by providing a password) to a computer that is not the employer’s computer, for hiring, promotion or firing purposes, and thereby to obtain information from the computer

Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general continue to examine blogs

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

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and state law enforcement agencies are closely scrutinizing the practice of using fake blogs or "flogs" to generate interest in an advertiser’s products and services

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