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Activity at the Federal Trade Commission

Posted in Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

Written by Amy Malone There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  these days, particularly in the privacy arena.  In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate Edith Ramirez as Chair of the FTC, replacing outgoing Chairman Jon Leibowitz. Path Settlement: Path, a… Continue Reading

Federal Trade Commission Sends Strong Message with $22.5 Million Google Settlement

Posted in Federal Trade Commission

Written by Amy Malone The FTC has finally released details of their settlement with Google, including the hefty price tag of $22.5 million, the highest fine ever slapped on a violator of an FTC consent order. The Internet giant was charged with breaking the terms of the consent order they entered into last year by misrepresenting… Continue Reading

Your mother was right: the FTC confirms you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression

Posted in Legislation

Written by Cynthia and Michele So you thought that if you made “full disclosure” in your online agreements with customers, you’d be OK — well, it’s time to think again. The FTC recently confirmed in In re Sears Holdings Management Corp that even full disclosure of company practices in an end user license agreement (“EULA”)… Continue Reading

FTC Issues Consent Order for GLBA Violations

Posted in Legislation

In the run-up to the enforcement deadline for the Identity Theft Red Flag Rule (August 1, 2009 – more on that in another post), enforcement of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Rule and Safeguards Rule has not been forgotten by the Federal Trade Commission. This week, the FTC issued a consent order against mortgage lender James B…. Continue Reading