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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published in the Federal Register a Request for Comments on all aspects of its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) as part of a routine review of the effectiveness, costs and benefits of its rules.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it approved iKeepSafe’s Safe Harbor Program application, allowing the company’s self-regulating framework to serve as a safe harbor under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the COPPA Rule. The approval comes five months after iKeepSafe originally submitted its safe harbor program application to the FTC.
On July 30, 2014, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., made good on his earlier promise to beef up the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to provide heightened protections for student educational records shared with private companies. Together with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Markey introduced the “Protecting Student Privacy Act” (S.
On July 23, 2014, the Massachusetts attorney general announced a settlement with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (WIH) over the loss of unencrypted backup tapes.
Continuing its examination of consumer protection issues in the mobile payments sphere, on August 1, 2014, the FTC released a staff report examining the pre-download disclosures of mobile shopping applications to evaluate the information provided to consumers about: (1) their rights and protections in the event of a payment dispute; and (2) how their personal data will be collected, used, shared.
In the July 2014 issues of The Review of Banking & Financial Services, DWT payments team members Burt Braverman and Micah Ratner wrote about the truncation requirement of FACTA, which has spawned a wave of class action litigation with potentially ruinous damages for “willful” violations ...
Google and Viacom’s Nick.com, Nickjr.com, and Neopets.com off the hook – for now On July 2, 2014, New Jersey Federal District Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed six consolidated MDL class actions challenging Viacom’s and Google’s practice of installing cookies on personal computers that were used by children to access three Nickelodeon websites.
Continuing our Blog’s updates on the Federal Trade Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, we highlight that the FTC revised three portions of “Part H” this week, which concern how entities seeking to comply with COPPA may obtain verifiable parental consent.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued two reports to Congress, as required by the HITECH Act. The compliance report details OCR’s enforcement activities for 2011 and 2012 and sheds light on what covered entities and business associates can expect from OCR going forward.
“For cyber criminals, banks are especially tempting targets – not only because banks are where the money is, but also because of the vast amount of proprietary information banks have about their customers.” Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency In comments before the Risk Management Association’s Governance, Compliance, and Operational Risk Conference last month, Thomas J.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2014 Privacy and Data Security Update, summarizing the FTC’s major enforcement actions, policy initiatives, rules, reports, workshops, and outreach efforts in the privacy and data security arenas from approximately January 2013 until March 2014.
Why are banks often tempting targets for criminals and terrorists alike? Thomas Curry, the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), recently reminded us: “…because that’s where the money is.
Within the span of two days, both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced initiatives meant to assuage the European Union’s concerns over trans-Atlantic data flows and to secure Europe’s future commitment to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor initiative.
“You may not know them, but data brokers know you,” Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said when she announced the release of the Commission’s newest report on the data broker industry.