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How Online Advertisers May Steal Your Personal Information: Recommendations for Protecting Consumers

Posted in Cybersecurity, Online Advertising, Security

Written by Adam Veness The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recently released a report outlining six findings concerning online advertising risks to consumers’ personal information and four recommendations on how to protect consumers from these hidden hazards. FINDINGS 1) Consumers risk exposure to malware through everyday activity.  Consumers can incur malware attacks by… Continue Reading

FTC Announces $1.8 Million Settlement for Violation of Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted in Uncategorized

Written by Stu Eaton In a settlement announced by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on June 27, 2011, Teletrack, Inc. agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle FTC charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by selling consumer reports to marketers without a “permissible purpose.”  Teletrack sells credit reports and other services… 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 to Hold Data Privacy Roundtables

Posted in Data Compliance & Security

Here’s an important notice from the Federal Trade Commission – The FTC will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed to Block New Maine Marketing Law

Posted in Legislation

As expected, a lawsuit was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine seeking to block enforcement of the controversial new Maine marketing law we discussed in this blog last month. The plaintiffs are the Maine Independent Colleges Association, Maine Press Association, NetChoice, and publisher Reed Elsevier, Inc. NetChoice is a coalition… Continue Reading

Major Consumer Protection Actions at FTC

Posted in Legislation

There is increased activity at the Federal Trade Commission on the consumer protection front. David Vladeck, the FTC’s new director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection is wasting no time in getting down to business. With less than a month on the job, Vladeck announced two major enforcement actions: one involving a nationwide crackdown against… Continue Reading