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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


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

Congress has begun considering issues that implicate online privacy


Federal Trade Commission looks at "the big picture"
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2012

Carrying out a plan announced earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) convened a day-long public workshop on “The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection” on December 6, 2012


FTC issues COPPA educational letters to industry
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2013

As the July 1, 2013 implementation date of the updated Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA Rule") approaches, businesses are working to


California positioning itself to press the eraser button
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2013

California Senate Bill 568, passed unanimously in the California Senate, would mandate an "eraser button" for websites that collect information from


Senate Commerce Committee examines “do not track” status
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2013

On April 24, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, convened a committee hearing titled "A Status Update on the


California Supreme Court holds that Song-Beverly Act does not apply to online downloadable purchases
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2013

On February 4, 2013, the California Supreme Court held in Apple Inc. v. Superior Court (Krescent) that the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act's prohibition


Heard on the Hill
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

On August 1, 2013, Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and RankingMember Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's ("Committee"


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


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