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FTC tells businesses, schools and local governments: stop sharing personal information on peer-to-peer filesharing networks
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that it had notified "almost 100" companies and organizations, including schools and local governments, that sensitive personal information from those entities was being shared across peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing networks


FTC delays enforcement of red flags rule through December 31, 2010
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

Today, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release and an Enforcement Policyextending the deadline for enforcement of the FTC's Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010


Regulators provide online privacy notice builder to help financial institutions comply with Gramm Leach Bliley Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Last week a number of federal regulatory agencies rolled out an online privacy notice builder for financial institutions subject to one or more of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) regulations


FTC delays enforcement of Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010 to give Congress time to exempt certain businesses from rule’s requirements
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

This morning, Friday, May 28, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was extending the deadline for enforcement of the Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010, in order to give Congress sufficient time to amend the law to exclude certain businesses from application of the Rule


Red Flags Rule enforcement deadline falls next week
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

This Tuesday, June 1, 2010, marks the official deadline for compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule


Rep. Boucher and Stearns release discussion draft of comprehensive federal privacy legislation
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2010

Earlier this month, Congressmen Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns released a discussion draft of comprehensive federal privacy legislation


Incident of the week: Seattle man sentenced to three years in prison for using peer-to-peer software to steal financial records, commit identity theft
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2009

Yesterday, Frederick Eugene Wood of Seattle was sentenced to 39 months in prison for using LimeWire peer-to-peer (P2P) software to obtain Social Security numbers, bank and financial records and tax returns, which he then used to commit identity theft


Social networking sites used as command and control structure for botnets
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2009

Are you having trouble making sense of social networking sites like Twitter?


FTC delays enforcement of Red Flags Rule against doctors & hospitals until appeals court rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

On June 25, 2010, federal district court judge Reggie B Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered a stipulated court order directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay enforcement of the FTC's Red Flags Rule against doctors and medical practices represented by the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Osteopathic Association


Cracking down: Twitter settles charges that it did not take adequate security precautions to protect user privacy settings
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Twitter announced that Twitter has agreed to settle FTC charges that the company failed to take sufficient security measures to protect user privacy settings