WhatsApp may be in trouble over data sharing

In late August, WhatsApp announced that it would begin sharing data with its parent company, Facebook.  Since the announcement, a number of WhatsApp customers, as well as certain privacy groups, have cried foul.  Privacy group EPIC responded to the data sharing announcement by filing a complaint against the two companies with the FTC.  The FTC […]

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to step down at end of March

On March 31, 2016, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will step down from her post at the FTC, the FTC has said in a press release.  FTC Commissioner Brill joins FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright as the second recent departure from the FTC.  Brill has said that as of April 1, 2016, she will be joining the […]