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FTC Approves Facial Recognition to Obtain Verifiable Parental Consent
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2015

On November 18, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved Riyo Verified Limited's (Riyo) application for approval under the Children's Online


Montana becomes 20th state to limit employer access to social media accounts
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On April 23 Montana joined a growing group of states, now numbering 20 that have enacted laws restricting an employer's ability to require employees


ECPA legislation under congressional consideration
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2014

September featured several developments in the ongoing debate over the limits on the government's ability to access personal electronic


FDA publishes draft social media guidance documents
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released drafts of two new guidance documents that are relevant to companies offering prescription drugs


Heard on the hill - June 30, 2014
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2014

On June 4, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing to consider S. 2171, the Location


Trustworthy Accountability Group (“TAG”) launches Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

The Trustworthy Accountability Group ("TAG") has launched its Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy. This voluntary program is intended to enhance


Federal Communications Commission holds broadband privacy workshop
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On April 28, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") hosted a public workshop on broadband consumer privacy to explore the FCC's role in


“in-app” purchases draw congressional and regulatory attention
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

Representative Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") on February 8, 2011 regarding the privacy implications of mobile applications ("apps") and referencing an article published in the Washington Post on the same day about "in-app purchases" by children


Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on targeting sites dedicated to stealing American intellectual property
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

On February 16, 2011, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary ("Committee") held a full Committee hearing focusing on websites dedicated to unlawfully infringing U.S. intellectual property (“IP”


Congress passes the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

In a move to combat allegedly deceptive online sales tactics that result in recurring charges for consumers for membership clubs until cancelled by consumers, Congress passed the "Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act."