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Deception and Unfair Practices Come Preinstalled

USA - October 23 2017 Lenovo, a manufacturer of personal computers, recently agreed, among other things, to implement a software security program in a settlement with the…

FTC Takes Action Against Individual Social Media Influencers

USA - September 26 2017 Advertisers’ and brands’ use of social media influencers has continued to grow in importance as brands seek to reach new consumers while marketing to…

European Court Provides Further Clarity on Employee Monitoring

European Union, Romania - September 20 2017 The September 5, 2017, decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Bărbulescu v Romania (Bărbulescu) has interrupted…

Industry Watchdog Reminds Digital Advertisers of the Importance of Providing Consumers With Transparency and Choice in Latest Enforcement Actions

USA - August 28 2017 Two digital advertising companies, Adbrain and Exponential Interactive, were cited in recent decisions by the Better Business Bureau’s Online…

Uber Settles With FTC Over Allegedly Deceptive Privacy And Data Security Practices

USA - August 25 2017 Uber, the ride-hailing giant, agreed this week to implement a comprehensive privacy program and to undergo 20 years of privacy and data security…

Delaware Revamps Its State Data Breach Notification Statute

USA - August 23 2017 On Aug. 17, 2017, Delaware revamped its existing data breach notification statute. In doing so, Delaware became the second state (joining…

SEC Cybersecurity Risk Alert Emphasizes Proactive Compliance and Ongoing Vigilance

USA - August 16 2017 On August 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its latest cybersecurity risk alert, detailing findings from the examination…

Are Industrial Control Systems the Linchpin for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity?

USA - August 7 2017 Over the past few months, news headlines around the globe have been littered with reports of cyberthreats to the critical infrastructure of countries…

FTC Announces Internal Process Reforms in Connection with Civil Investigative Demands

USA - July 27 2017 Has your company or client been served with a Civil Investigative Demand (CID)? Overwhelmed? Don’t despair - the future may be brighter, as the…

Oregon Expands Deceptive Trade Practices Act to Include Misrepresentations About PI Usage

USA - July 26 2017 Effective January 1, 2018, Oregon will join Pennsylvania and Nebraska in expanding its definition of deceptive trade practices to explicitly include a…