While Europe is leveraging hefty fines against violators of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (here is a tracker of recent fines: https://www.enforcementtracker.com/), the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments last month on whether the FTC – the chief federal agency on privacy policy and enforcement since the 1970s – lacks authority

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Everalbum, Inc., the California-based developer of a photo app called “Ever,” with regard to allegations that the company deceived consumers about the use of its facial recognition technology and its data retention practices.

The Ever app allowed users to store and organize photos and

Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the FTC Act and a December 11, 2020, resolution of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entitled “Resolution Directing use of Compulsory Process to Collect Information Regarding Social Media and Video Streaming Service Providers’ Privacy Practices,” the FTC has now issued orders requiring Facebook, WhatsApp, Snap, Twitter, YouTube, ByteDance,

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Zoom that will require the company to enhance its data security practices to address allegations that the videoconferencing provider engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that duped users into a false sense of security. Zoom, which has become a household

Have you seen the new headline about Twitter in the news?  It may be time to double-check your corporate practices and check-in with your employees.
The top new FTC privacy probe concerns Twitter, which has been charged by the FTC for breaching a 2011 consent decree by using phone numbers and email addresses that users

Starting last month, companies around the United States started to reopen their doors to their employees and customers, but not without first considering what “checks” should be done to ensure a safe environment for all.  Temperature checks, COVID-19 testing, symptom reporting, travel history questionnaires, geolocation tracking and other surveillance measures, and even using AI to

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its 2019 Privacy and Data Security Update, highlighting its enforcement actions in 2019 directed to the protection of consumer privacy and data security.

In the roundup of 2019 Privacy Cases, the Update highlights the FTC’s and the Department of Justice’s record $5 billion penalty imposed on Facebook—the largest