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District Court Dismisses FTC's "Unfairness" Claim Against Internet of Things Manufacturer
A district court judge has dismissed an "unfairness" claim included in the FTC's complaint against D-Link, a connected devices manufacturer selling routers and internet-connected cameras.
United States
28 Sep 2017
The VPPA and PII: Is Geolocation Another Anonymous Identifier?
This article explores how personally identifiable information has been defined in leading Video Privacy Protection Act actions and looks at how concerns over the potential sensitivity of geolocation information may alter how courts handle PII.
United States
22 Jul 2016
Latest FTC Privacy Action Looks Carefully at Geolocation Promises
A mobile device's geolocation can be passed to apps and ad networks through various application programming interfaces (APIs) provided by Android or iOS, but there are other ways to determine a consumer's location using information collected from a mobile device.
United States
27 Jun 2016
House Subcommittee Pushes FTC Overhaul, Restricting Investigations And Consent Orders
In brief, these measures impose restrictions on FTC investigations and consent orders, establish a "safe harbor" for compliance with FTC guidance, and require additional reports and documentation from the FTC.
United States
15 Jun 2016
Audio Beacons" are on the FTC's Cross-Device Tracking Radar
Earlier today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warning letters encouraging twelve unnamed app developers to provide clear disclosures about any use of "audio beacon" technology to monitor the television-viewing habits of US consumers.
United States
17 Mar 2016
CFPB Analysis Of Consumer Complaints On Reverse Mortgages
Reverse mortgages are complex and not always well understood by borrowers.
United States
16 Feb 2015
Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipment Comes To Massachusetts On January 1
This holiday season brings an extra reason to celebrate for Massachusetts wine enthusiasts. When long-overdue changes to Mass. Gen. Laws. ch. 138, § 19F take effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2015, Massachusetts residents will finally be able to purchase wine directly from most out-of-state wineries and have it shipped to their door.
United States
2 Jan 2015
The Uncertain Utility Of A CFPB No-Action Letter
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has long sought to promote, rather than prevent, innovation in financial products and services.
United States
30 Oct 2014
Online Consumer Privacy: Airlines Under Scrutiny
In October 2012, the California attorney general's new Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit mailed an unusual letter to Delta Air Lines.
United States
30 Jul 2014
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