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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


California eraser button law
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2015

Beginning on January 1, 2015, operators of Internet websites, online services, online applications, and mobile applications (together, "Service") in


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


Department of Justice releases cyber guidance
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

Last month, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") issued guidance on how organizations should prepare for and respond to information security incidents


California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act does not apply to online downloadable purchases
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

For now, online retailers can rest assured that they are not liable under California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act if they require customers to


FTC proposes revisions to COPPA rule, seeks public comment
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week announced a further notice of proposed rulemaking concerning proposed changes to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule


FTC and Spokeo settle Fair Credit Reporting Act allegations
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled allegations against consumer data provider Spokeo in what the agency described as its first case on the sale of Internet and social media data in the employment screening context


FTC modifies COPPA rule proposal
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released a new set of proposed amendments in its ongoing review of its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulations


Congress and the states consider legislation on employer access to social media accounts
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced legislation (S. 3074, H.R. 5684) that would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make it a federal crime, punishable by fines, for employers to knowingly and intentionally “compel or coerce” a person to authorize access (such as by providing a password) to a computer that is not the employer’s computer, for hiring, promotion or firing purposes, and thereby to obtain information from the computer