Tag Archives: Jon Leibowitz

Vladeck’s Legacy at the FTC

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced on Monday that David C. Vladeck, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, is leaving the Commission on December 31, 2012 to return to the Georgetown University Law Center.… Continue Reading

Artist Arena Agrees to Settle FTC COPPA Violation Charges

On October 4, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Artist Arena LLC, an operator of fan websites for several popular recording artists, agreed to settle charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule by improperly collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent. … Continue Reading

FTC Settles Spying Case

On September 25, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had settled a case involving allegations of spying by software company DesignerWare, LLC, and several rent-to-own companies that rented computers to consumers.… Continue Reading

FTC Privacy Report Emphasizes Privacy by Design, Individual Control and Transparency

On March 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued a new privacy report entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers.” The proposed privacy framework focuses on three principles (privacy by design, simplified consumer choice and transparency), and provides steps companies can take to implement them. … Continue Reading

EU and U.S. Formulating a Privacy Framework Agreement

EU Member States are drafting an overarching privacy framework agreement with the United States that will serve as a starting point for future negotiations and help reduce the amount of time and resources required to prepare new agreements between the European Union and the United States.… Continue Reading

Facebook Settles FTC Charges

On November 29, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Facebook has settled charges that it deceived consumers by making false privacy promises.… Continue Reading

Global Privacy Enforcement Authorities Launch Cooperative Network and Website

The United States Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently joined forces with privacy authorities from eleven other countries to launch the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN"), which aims to promote cross-border information sharing and enforcement of privacy laws.  On September 21, 2010, GPEN unveiled its new website, www.privacyenforcement.net, designed to educate the public about the network.  … Continue Reading

Federal Trade Commission: Is Privacy Moving to a Post-Disclosure Era?

In a discussion with The New York Times, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairman Jon Leibowitz, and chief of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Vladeck, indicated that Internet publishers and advertisers can expect the FTC to play a more active role in safeguarding consumer privacy.  Chairman Leibowitz highlighted that, in the past, the FTC’s … Continue Reading

Senior Staff Changes at FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Increase Privacy Profile

Senior staff changes at the Federal Trade Commission have enhanced privacy’s profile within the agency.  Jessica Rich is the new Deputy Director of Consumer Protection.  Ms. Rich has been the Acting Associate Director responsible for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection following nearly a decade as Assistant Director for the Division.  Rich has long … Continue Reading

Federal Trade Commission Issues Behavioral Advertising Report

As part of its ongoing efforts to examine evolving internet marketing practices, earlier today the Federal Trade Commission released a report on self-regulation of online behavioral advertising.  This report analyzes the comments received from interested parties in response to proposed self-regulatory principles issued by the Commission in December 2007.  It covers a wide range of … Continue Reading