Federal Trade Commission

On November 27, 2020, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the lawsuit it brought against Google on February 20, 2020, regarding alleged violations of the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in connection with G-Suite for Education.
Continue Reading New Mexico AG Files Notice of Appeal in Suit Against Google Regarding Alleged Violations of COPPA

On November 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had entered into an consent agreement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to settle allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of unfair and deceptive practices that undermined the security of its user base, which, according to the FTC, has grown from 10 million users in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue Reading UPDATE: Zoom Settles with FTC Over Deceptive Security Claims

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and the Data Security Council of India have published a report on “Enabling Accountable Data Transfers from India to the United States under India’s Proposed Personal Data Protection Bill,” which highlights the importance of continued flows of data between India and the U.S. following the expected passage of new comprehensive data protection legislation in India.
Continue Reading CIPL and DSCI Publish Report on Enabling U.S.-India Data Transfers

On June 30, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had entered into a consent agreement with NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc., a successor in interest to RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., to settle allegations in a November 2019 Administrative Complaint.
Continue Reading FTC Privacy Shield Settlement Requires Company to Obtain Annual Outside Compliance Review

The Federal Trade Commission announced its latest Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act settlement with California-based app developer HyperBeard and its individual principals.
Continue Reading FTC Issues New COPPA Case Involving Behavioral Advertising in Kids’ Apps: Issues 4 Million Dollar Civil Penalty Amid Dissenting Vote

We previously posted about the Tapplock, Inc. settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by falsely claiming that its “smart locks” were secure. Earlier this month, the FTC voted 5-0 to approve the settlement.
Continue Reading FTC Approves Settlement with Canadian Lockmaker Over Deceptive Security Claims