FTC hosts consumer disclosures workshop

In mid-September, the FTC hosted a workshop over consumer disclosures.  The workshop, “Putting Disclosures to the Test,” was “aimed at encouraging and improving the evaluation and testing of consumer disclosures by industry, academics, and the FTC,” the FTC said in a May 2016 press release announcing the workshop.  The FTC has said that “[e]ffective disclosures […]

Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor framework

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 […]

Workshop on “cross-device tracking” shows FTC is trying to keep up with emerging marketing technology

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, […]