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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 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


Developments in online privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2009

Congress has begun considering issues that implicate online privacy


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


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


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 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