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House Judiciary Hearing on the Email Privacy Act
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2015

On December 1, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee (Committee) held a hearing to discuss the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699), a bill that would reform


FTC Approves Facial Recognition to Obtain Verifiable Parental Consent
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2015

On November 18, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved Riyo Verified Limited's (Riyo) application for approval under the Children's Online


Federal Communications Commission holds broadband privacy workshop
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On April 28, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") hosted a public workshop on broadband consumer privacy to explore the FCC's role in


The House continues focus on internet privacy practices
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

Two of the leading privacy advocates in Congress and co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Privacy, Representatives Edward Markey (DMA) and Joe Barton (R-TX), sent a letter to Facebook on October 18, 2010 to inquire into a recently reported data breach of the company's social media platform


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


Federal Trade Commission looks at "the big picture"
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2012

Carrying out a plan announced earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) convened a day-long public workshop on “The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection” on December 6, 2012


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


FDA publishes draft social media guidance documents
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released drafts of two new guidance documents that are relevant to companies offering prescription drugs


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


Trustworthy Accountability Group (“TAG”) launches Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

The Trustworthy Accountability Group ("TAG") has launched its Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy. This voluntary program is intended to enhance