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FTC publishes first COPPA enforcement actions under revised regulation
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced two settlements of enforcement actions involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"


ECPA legislation under congressional consideration
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2014

September featured several developments in the ongoing debate over the limits on the government's ability to access personal electronic


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.”


FTC requests further comment on its COPPA rule
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

On August 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued its supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) in connection with its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule”) review


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


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


California’s AB 370 do not track disclosure law
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 370 into law, which changes the state's online privacy policy disclosure


Heard on the hill - June 30, 2014
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2014

On June 4, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing to consider S. 2171, the Location


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