Tweet In December, an FTC order barred Epic Marketplace, Inc. from continuing a practice known as history sniffing. The technology employed by the company allowed them to track sensitive information including certain medical and financial information for millions of consumers. According to the terms of the settlement, the company must cease those practices and destroy …
Tag Archive: Privacy Law
Tweet On October 4, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had settled charges against Arista Arena, LLC (“Arista”), the operator of fan websites for pop music artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna. The FTC’s complaint alleged that Arista’s website registration processes did not meet the direct notice and parental …
Tweet The New York Times is reporting that a broad coalition of organizations including the ACLU, the EFF, Google, AT&T and Microsoft have formed a new group called the Digital Due Process Coalition to push Congress to strengthen Internet privacy laws. Facebook is notably absent from the group.
Tweet The Netchoice trade group has named Maine’s new privacy law, scheduled to go into effect on September 12th, as the top placeholder on its list of the worst proposed internet laws in America. Netchoice is apparently working with companies on obtaining an injunction to prevent the law from going into effect.
Tweet Facebook is due to give its final response to Canada’s privacy commissioner today regarding its alleged failure to comply with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the country’s private-sector privacy law. See this article in the Ottawa Citizen. Will Facebook voluntarily change its policy regarding sharing information with third party application providers? …
Tweet There’s a sweeping new privacy law being enacted in Maine. Details here. We’ll be monitoring this one closely, as its reach goes well beyond the bounds set by COPPA.