On February 1, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Blackbaud Inc. in connection with alleged security failures that resulted in a breach of the company’s network and access to the personal data of millions of consumers.
Continue Reading FTC Proposes Settlement with Blackbaud in Connection with Alleged Security Failures

On January 18, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed order against geolocation data broker InMarket Media, barring the company from selling or licensing precise location data. According to the FTC’s charges, InMarket failed to obtain informed consent from users of applications developed by the company and its third-party partners.
Continue Reading FTC Bans Data Broker from Selling Precise Consumer Location Data

On January 9, 2024, in its first settlement with a data broker concerning the collection and sale of sensitive location information, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed order against data broker X-Mode Social, Inc., and its successor Outlogic, LLC for unfair and deceptive acts or practices in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.
Continue Reading FTC Issues Proposed Order Against Data Broker X-Mode for Processing of Sensitive Location Information

On January 9, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission published a blog post reminding artificial intelligence (“AI”) “model-as-a-service” companies to uphold the privacy commitments they make to customers, including promises made in Terms of Service agreements, promotional materials and online marketplaces.  Continue Reading FTC Reminds AI Companies to Uphold Privacy Commitments

On November 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission released a proposed order in connection with a complaint filed in August of 2020 against Global Tel*Link Corp. and its subsidiaries, Telmate and TouchPay, which offers communication and payment services for incarcerated individuals.
Continue Reading In an FTC First, Proposed Order Requires Global Tel*Link Corp. to Notify Users and Facilities of Future Breaches

On November 8, 2023, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the European Data Protection Supervisor announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding intended to reinforce their “common mission to uphold individuals’ data protection and privacy rights, and cooperate internationally to achieve this goal”.
Continue Reading European Data Protection Supervisor and UK ICO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

On October 30, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is sending nearly $100 million in refunds to consumers who were harmed as a result of internet phone service provider Vonage’s alleged use of dark patterns and other obstacles that made it difficult for users to cancel their service.
Continue Reading FTC to Send Nearly $100 Million in Refunds in Vonage Settlement