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From the Data Protection and Privacy Conference: Words of Advice from the Federal Trade Commission

Posted in Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission, Identity Theft, Privacy Regulation

Written by Amy Malone Amy Malone is attending the Data Protection & Privacy Law Conference in Arlington, Virginia this week and will be providing updates. Kevin Moriarty from the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection of the Federal Trade Commission addressed the privacy conference on Wednesday.  His discussion focused on the current FTC policy work, including workshops… Continue Reading

FTC Warns: Practice What You Promise – Part 1

Posted in Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Regulation

The Federal Trade Commission has issued yet another warning to companies operating online:  make sure your privacy policy is not making promises that you cannot (or do not) keep. Recently, the FTC entered into an agreement with Myspace and issued a consent order to settle a complaint it filed against the social networking website. This post… Continue Reading

Longer may not always be better: Congressmen question Facebook’s prolix privacy policy

Posted in Privacy Regulation

Following on the heels of Facebook’s landmark settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives has apparently read the “new and improved” Facebook privacy policy and were not impressed. Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Ed Markey (D-MA), Joe Barton (R-TX), and Diana DeGette (D-CO), sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark… Continue Reading

FTC: Facebook “Deceived” Consumers by Failing to Keep Privacy Promises

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Legislation

“Facebook is obligated to keep the promises about privacy that it makes to its hundreds of millions of users” –  Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the long-rumored proposed consent decree with Facebook, settling allegations in a complaint that Facebook violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by failing to live… Continue Reading