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FTC publishes first COPPA enforcement actions under revised regulation
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced two settlements of enforcement actions involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"


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


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"


The House continues focus on internet privacy practices
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

Two of the leading privacy advocates in Congress and co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Privacy, Representatives Edward Markey (DMA) and Joe Barton (R-TX), sent a letter to Facebook on October 18, 2010 to inquire into a recently reported data breach of the company's social media platform


White House announces launch of Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

On October 24, 2010, the White House announced the launch of the Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy


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


California breach notification law extended to online log-in credentials
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

On September 27, 2013, California's governor signed S.B. 46, a bill that expands the reach of the state's existing data breach law to cover


California’s AB 370 do not track disclosure law
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 370 into law, which changes the state's online privacy policy disclosure