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Congress considers online gambling legislation

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

Since passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act ("UIGEA") in 2006, which made it illegal for a person "in the business of betting or wagering" to receive money in connection with unlawful internet gambling, a number of legislative initiatives have been introduced that propose an alternative regulatory framework for online gambling, including licensing, taxing, and regulating different forms of online gambling

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

Senator Markey and Representative Barton reintroduce Do Not Track Kids Act

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

On November 14, 2013, the Do Not Track Kids Act (S. 1700 and H.R. 3481) was introduced in both chambers of Congress by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Sen

Court dismisses class actions challenging use of third-party cookies on Safari browsers

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

On October 9, 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of the legal claims raised against four online advertising companies in 25 putative class

Developments in online privacy

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

Congress has begun considering issues that implicate online privacy

NTIA requests comments on expiration of joint project agreement with ICANN

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

A presidential directive in 1997 instructed the U.S. Commerce Department to privatize the Internet’s domain name and addressing system (“DNS”), with the goal of increasing competition and international involvement in its management

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

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