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GDPR Compliance and Best Practices

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a high standard for consent. Consent means offering people genuine choice and control over how...

Uber Agrees to Expanded Privacy and Security Settlement with FTC

The FTC has announced that Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to expand the proposed settlement it reached with the agency last year over charges that...

“Connected” Toy Maker Settles Charges That it Violated COPPA and the FTC Act

On January 8, 2017 the FTC announced its first children’s privacy settlement involving Internet-connected toys. According to the Commission, electronic toy manufacturer VTech Electronics Limited...

GDPR to Come Into Force in 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation becomes effective in May 2018. It applies to those that (i) offer products/services to EU residents; (ii) monitor the...

TrustArc Online Privacy Program Update gets FTC Approval

TrustArc (formerly TrustE) has faced some legal issues from New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, who claimed that they failed to adequately assess the...

ALERT: Nevada Enacts New Website Privacy Policy Law

Nevada recently became the third state to enact legislation requiring website operators and online service providers to post a privacy policy. The California law...

Facebook Finally Settling a Privacy Lawsuit from 2012?

Facebook has had a lawsuit pending since 2013 related to alegations made in 2012 that the company was scanning private messages, and counting the...

No, Buying User Browser Histories is NOT an Option

There was a lot of talk about the recent law passed by congress that would allow ISPs, mobile companies, and others to sell the...

Are Social Logins A Privacy Risks?

Janrain®, the leading company that created the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, today announced the results of a new Consumer Identity...

WhatsApp Lies and Goes Back on Privacy Promise #ftc #privacy

When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, many people were concerned that the company would begin feeding Facebook with user information.  They were assured that...

Wow: Practice Fusion Slapped with 20 Year Privacy Order from FTC

Practice Fusion is an electronic health record platform that is used by doctors and patients to handle a variety of healthcare related activities.  The...

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Feds Go After Golden Sunrise Nutraceuticals for Fake Covid19 Cure

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical for allegedly deceptively advertising its $23,000 COVID-19 treatment plan as “FDA accepted.” Golden Sunrise...

Why Evergreen Messages Fail During Covid19

If advisors want to reach clients, they should make it timely and personnal, according to Snappy Kraken CEO Robert Sofia. During the market...

FTC Starts Scammer Search Engine

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a search tool for researching information about identity theft and other fraud issues specific to...

Lead Generation Platform Developer TCPA Liability Considerations

As previously blogged about here, software developers that are engaged to design lead generation management platforms for third-party use in conjunction with...

Every CPG Brand will be a Direct Response Brand Going Forward

Sometimes it takes a crisis to challenge conventional wisdom. Not long ago, an imaginary line separated brand marketing, with its focus on...
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