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”.
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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

On October 18, 2023, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed an appeal to overturn a preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California last month that prevents the enforcement of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.
Continue Reading California Advocate General Appeals Age-Appropriate Design Code Preliminary Injunction

On September 19, 2023, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, Samuel Levine, delivered remarks that provided insight into the FTC’s ongoing strategy for regulating artificial intelligence during the National Advertising Division’s annual conference.
Continue Reading FTC Bureau Director Outlines FTC’s Proactive Approach to AI Regulation

On September 14, 2023, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $93 million settlement with Google, LLC resolving alleged violations of California’s false advertising law and unfair competition law.
Continue Reading California AG Announces $93 Million Settlement of Allegations against Google Regarding Location Privacy Practices