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NY legislator introduces Online Consumer Protection Act
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2009

In the state of New York, Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky introduced on January 7, 2009, the “Online Consumer Protection Act” (the “bill” or the “Act”), which would permit consumers to elect not to have their data collected online for use to deliver relevant ads to them


Federal Trade Commission announces review of COPPA Rule
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

On March 24, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") announced that it was commencing a review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA Rule"), which implements the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"


Congress considers internet control by China
  • Venable LLP
  • China, USA
  • April 26 2010

Through various committees, initiatives, and caucuses, members of Congress have explored, and continue to explore, the issues that arise when conducting business in countries that censor the Internet and how best to advance privacy and free expression globally


Senate Commerce Committee considers post-transaction marketing practices
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 17, 2009, Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) convened the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation ("Senate Commerce Committee") to hold a hearing to examine the impact that "post-transaction marketing" and related "data pass" practices have on consumers


Federal Trade Commission COPPA enforcement action
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (“Iconix”) has entered into a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) over charges that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “Rule”), and the Federal Trade Commission Act


Federal Communications Commission proposes rules to preserve an “open Internet”
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission") is seeking to codify four Internet policy principles issued four years ago through the Commission’s Internet Policy Statement


House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a joint subcommittee hearing on privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 19, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, along with the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, held a joint hearing on the offline and online collection and commercial use of consumer information


Federal Trade Commission to hold December roundtable discussion on privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") has announced that it will hold three privacy roundtable discussions to address developing challenges to consumer privacy created by new technology and business practices


Food and Drug Administration holds hearing on online medical products advertising
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 12-13, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held a public hearing titled “Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools.”


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