FTC v. D-Link: A warning shot to the IoT industry

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. 

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 […]

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 […]