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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


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


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


Congressional Privacy Caucus considers children’s and teens’ online privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

On December 14, 2011, the House Congressional Privacy Caucus (“Caucus”) convened its first briefing of the 112th Congress and examined protecting children and teens online


Federal Trade Commission announces settlement with Facebook
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

On November 29, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) announced that it had reached a settlement with Facebook over concerns about changes to Facebook’s privacy settings that publicly exposed users’ personal information as well as other privacy practices related to information sharing by Facebook apps and between Facebook and advertisers


HHouse Energy and Commerce Committee continues to debate privacy and internet issues
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (“CMT Subcommittee”) is nearing the conclusion of the first session of the 112th Congress


Federal Trade Commission extends request for comments on Proposed Rule to amend COPPA
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

In September 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) to amend the FTC’s current Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule”


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