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Congress passes the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

In a move to combat allegedly deceptive online sales tactics that result in recurring charges for consumers for membership clubs until cancelled by consumers, Congress passed the "Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act."


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


The Embarq decision
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

10th Circuit Clarifies No ECPA Liability for Behavioral Advertising Participant A federal appellate court in Denver recently upheld summary judgment


House of Representatives passes update to Video Privacy Protection Act
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

On December 6, 2011, the House of Representatives approved legislation (H.R. 2471) authored by Rep. Goodlatte that would amend the consumer consent provisions of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”


House Intelligence Committee passes cybersecurity legislation
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee passed H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on December 1, 2011, in an effort to protect the intellectual property of U.S. businesses from cyber attacks


DAA announces comprehensive principles for online collection of web data
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

In November 2011, the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) released the Principles for Multi-Site Data (“Principles”


Federal Trade Commission and Congress consider children’s online privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

Children's online privacy has once again risen to the top of the agenda for the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance ("Senate Commerce Subcommittee"


Twitter settles with Federal Trade Commission in agency’s first case against a social networking service
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

In June, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") settled its first case brought against a social networking service under Section 5 of the FTC Act


Senate Commerce ponders self-regulation
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

Under the Chairmanship of Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV), the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the “Committee”) continues to examine issues of data privacy and consumer protection


State attorneys general to examine privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

In June, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) and announced that his year-long presidential initiative will focus on “Privacy in the Digital Age.”