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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2012

Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, among others, have filed comments opposing the FTC’s further proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2012

On August 9, 2012, Senator John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, released a statement praising the FTC settlement with Google (see FTC and Privacy Regulation above


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

On December 23, 2010, a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple and five application developers (including Pandora and the Weather Channel) alleging that the companies illegally transmitted personal information garnered from iPad and iPhone users to advertising networks for tracking purposes


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is leading efforts by 39 states to investigate Google's collection of WiFi data via its StreetView software


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing titled “Connecting Main Street to the World: Federal Efforts to Expand Small Business Internet Access.”


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • May 24 2010

Authorities in both the United States and Germany are poised to begin inquiries into Google's collection of Wi-Fi data by its Street View cars, which were deployed to take street-level photos and collect basic Wi-Fi information, such as the SSIDs and MAC addresses of WiFi routers


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

On September 28, 2011, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., jointly sent a letter to the FTC requesting that it investigate Facebook's practice of recording information about websites visited by users after they log out of Facebook


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2012

On March 26, 2012, the FTC issued its final report on protecting consumer privacy titled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change”


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2011

As reported in the June 13 edition, the House Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on June 15, 2011, to consider consumer protection legislation


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Google, Inc. testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently about its collection of “payload data” from unsecured Wi-Fi networks