Earlier this month, the FTC filed a complaint against Taiwan-based computer networking manufacturer D-Link Corp. and its United States subsidiary, D-Link Systems, Inc.
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 […]
A Singapore-based mobile advertising network has agreed to settle charges with the FTC that the company illegally tracked hundreds of millions of consumers’ locations without permission. As part of the settlement, InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penalties, and will further be required to implement a comprehensive privacy program. By way of background, InMobi was […]
In February, the European Union (“EU”) and the United States met in Brussels to explore a new EU-US privacy pact as it relates to the transfer of personal data. Ultimately, the two sides came to an agreement over what they call the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor framework that […]
In mid-November 2015, the FTC hosted a workshop on “cross-device tracking.” Cross-device tracking is the practice of associating a person’s online activities across multiple devices to create a single marketing profile. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez provided opening remarks at the workshop before turning the program over to Justin Brookman, FTC Policy Director, Office of Technology, […]
The FTC complains over Uber’s updates in the ride-hailing service’s privacy statement that purports to give Uber the right to track users.
In a recent interview FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez was asked about the FTC’s ever growing role as the government’s primary privacy cop.
The FTC has announced it has reached a settlement with Nomi Technologies over charges that the retail tracking company misled consumers.
Does the FTC have the authority to regulate companies’ data security practices? In 2012, the FTC brought charges against Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
Privacy group, EPIC has filed a FTC complaint against Samsung for possibly snooping on its Smart-TV owners. They could be recording conversations.