You are invited to view a live webcast feature remarks by FTC head of consumer protection David Vladeck on Wednesday, September 15th at 8:45 AM EDT.
On July 19, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, introduced a privacy bill that would codify certain fair information principles into law for certain “covered entities” that collect, maintain, use, and transfer to third parties any “covered information” (consisting of personally identifiable information as well as any “unique identifier,” including IP addresses).
On July 1, 2010, final regulations will go into effect that impose new obligations on entities that furnish information about individuals (“data furnishers”) to consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”) for use in reports about those individuals. These regulations require data furnishers to institute reasonable policies and procedures that (1) ensure the accuracy and integrity of furnished information and (2) allow individuals to formally dispute the correctness of certain information that is furnished about them to CRAs directly with the data furnisher.
On May 4, Representatives Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fl.) of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet published a discussion draft of long-anticipated privacy legislation that would restrict companies’ online collection and use of personal information and online activity, including use for the purpose of targeted online advertising. This blog post contains some observations about the draft bill, in its current form.
April 15 marked the release of the long-awaited customizable version of the Model Privacy Notice, a form that provides a safe harbor for compliance with the notice requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). Read more about in this entry.
Complimentary Webcast of a Presentation by Hogan & Hartson’s Privacy Practice Lead Chris Wolf on New Directions in Enforcement and Policy at the FTC and the Impact on Businesses
Hogan Privacy and Data Security Co-Chair Chris Wolf recently gave an interview on recent developments under the EU-US Safe Harbor to Nymity that was published in its free online newsletter. The interview is accessible through this blog entry.
Details regarding the FTC’s recently released agenda for the first of three privacy round tables it will hold over the course of the next few months.
We have distributed a Hogan & Hartson Privacy Update on the FTC’s October 5 revisions to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, the first modifications to these key advertising guidelines since 1980. While the Guides are advisory in nature, they reflect situations in which the FTC may exercise its prosecutorial discretion to enforce Section 5 of the […]
On October 20, 2009, the FTC announced a settlement with Iconix Brand Group, Inc., pursuant to which Iconix will pay a $250,000 penalty to settle the FTC’s charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the COPPA Rule by knowingly collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from children online without first […]