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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


Montana becomes 20th state to limit employer access to social media accounts
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On April 23 Montana joined a growing group of states, now numbering 20 that have enacted laws restricting an employer's ability to require employees


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”


Congress considers online gambling legislation
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

Since passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act ("UIGEA") in 2006, which made it illegal for a person "in the business of betting or wagering" to receive money in connection with unlawful internet gambling, a number of legislative initiatives have been introduced that propose an alternative regulatory framework for online gambling, including licensing, taxing, and regulating different forms of online gambling


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


Federal Trade Commission announces review of COPPA Rule
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

On March 24, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") announced that it was commencing a review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA Rule"), which implements the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"


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


Senate Commerce Committee considers post-transaction marketing practices
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 17, 2009, Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) convened the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation ("Senate Commerce Committee") to hold a hearing to examine the impact that "post-transaction marketing" and related "data pass" practices have on consumers


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


Federal Communications Commission proposes rules to preserve an “open Internet”
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission") is seeking to codify four Internet policy principles issued four years ago through the Commission’s Internet Policy Statement