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UPDATE: Got Data? Actual Harm Not Required for FTC Enforcement Action for Lax Security Measures

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Data Security, FTC enforcement

As anticipated, things are getting even more exciting with the case previously covered in Password Protected.  Specifically, LabMD is appealing the landmark data security case between it and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that examines an alleged data breach, … Continue Reading

The FTC Strikes Back: LifeLock, Inc. Agrees to $100 Million Payout

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, FTC enforcement, Identity Theft, Information Management

On December 17, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a $100 million settlement with LifeLock, Inc., to resolve litigation with the FTC and a national class of consumers relating to LifeLock’s marketing representations and information security programs.  The settlement … Continue Reading

Why Can’t We Be Friends? FTC and FCC Formalize Cooperation in Consumer Privacy Enforcement

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, FTC enforcement

handshake-220233_1280The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently formalized an agreement to cooperate when regulating the “deceptive, unfair, unjust and/or unreasonable” acts and practices of common carriers.  In addition to outlining the scope of the agencies’ enforcement … Continue Reading

White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Data breach, Financial Services Information Management, FTC enforcement, Legislation, Other

Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The proposal, titled the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, … Continue Reading

Medical Billing Company Settles with FTC For Collecting Personal Health Information With Inadequate Consent

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, FTC enforcement, Privacy

The FTC’s recent settlement with a medical online payments company and its former CEO highlights the importance of using clear and non-deceptive notices when asking consumers to share or provide sensitive personal health information.

The FTC alleged that Atlanta-based PaymentsMD, Continue Reading

FTC Enforcement Actions: Broken Promises and Half Truths by Snapchat Result in Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Settlements

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Other, Privacy

The FTC is continuing its trend of enforcement actions against mobile application companies. Most recently, the FTC settled with Snapchat—yet another mobile application provider that allegedly failed to keep its word to consumers regarding data privacy and security. (Previously we … Continue Reading