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 […]
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, […]
In a recent interview FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez was asked about the FTC’s ever growing role as the government’s primary privacy cop.
It has been nearly seven years since the FTC began its fight with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. to get documents related to Aggrenox.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that Wyndham Worldwide Corp. must face a suit for failing to secure its computers from Russian hackers.
In a long drawn out legal battle, the FTC has recently announced that it has reached a settlement to resolve the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Cephalon.
Following its investigation of Google in 2012, FTC staff issued a report recommending that the agency sue the tech giant for anti-competitive behavior.
FTC Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez released the FTC’s 2014 Annual Highlights. The agency’s 2014 report provides the public with a summary of the FTC’s activities
The FTC is pushing for a vote to clarify how the FTC will use its powers to police unfair business practices or Section 5 issues.