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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


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


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 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


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"


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


Industry launches self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

On October 4, 2010, leading marketing and advertising trade associations launched a robust self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising


Department of Commerce issues NOI on copyright
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

Since April of this year, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force has been examining the intersection between privacy, copyright, global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy by holding various symposia and public meetings on such topics and issuing a numbers of Notices of Inquiry ("NOI"


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