FTC Goes After Roca Labs for False Claims and Consumer Gag Orders

FTC GOES AFTER ROCA LABS FOR “ADVERSARIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TRUTH” AND USE OF GAG ORDERS Last week the Federal Trade Commission filed an enforcement action against Roca Labs, Inc. and Roca Labs Nutraceutical USA, Inc.; as  marketers of a line of weight-loss supplements who allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to…

FTC Letter to RadioShack Consumer Privacy Ombudsman; Outlines Manner of Potential Sale of Data

FTC Writes to RadioShack Consumer Privacy Ombudsman;  Outlines Manner of Potential Sale of Data Elise Frejka of Frejka PLLC has been appointed the Consumer Privacy Ombudsman by the RadioShack Bankruptcy Trustee.  Jessica Rich, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection wrote to Ms. Frejka to express the FTC’s concern over the potential/likely transfer of this…

The FTC Turns 100

One hundred years ago, President Wilson signed the “Federal Trade Commission Act” into law. The Act provided: (1) Unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce, are hereby declared unlawful. (2) The Commission is hereby empowered and directed to prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations…

FTC to Study Data Broker Industry’s Collection and Use of Consumer Data

FTC to Study Data Broker Industry’s Collection and Use of Consumer Data Commission Issues Nine Orders for Information to Analyze Industry’s Privacy Practices FTC RELEASE: The Federal Trade Commission issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide the agency with information about how they collect and use data about consumers.  The agency will use the information…

FTC Updates COPPA Rules

FTC Strengthens Kids’ Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Rule Being Modified to Keep Up with Changing Technology The Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information…

Segment 2: Congress Tackles Big Data With Informatica’s Bill Sullivan

BILL SULLIVAN, Vice President and General Manager for Public Sector for Informatica, will call in from Washington to discuss Big Data and its increased scrutiny by both Congress and the FTC. Related Posts Congress Tackles Big Data FTC  and Big Data Bill Sullivan and Informatica Bill Sullivan is Vice President & General Manager, Public Sector at…

CLBR Segment 2: News Update and Debates

NEWS UPDATE & FOLLOW UP Google to Block YouTube Video in Brazil Google Brazil to Take Down Controversial Video Chief Arrested Over Video Google Brazil Chief Arrested Over YouTube Video Cal Enacts Anti-Social Media Snooping Law Praised by ACLU Prof Goldman is a critic See Backgrounder for May 16th CLBR on this topic FTC Watch…

Top Story: Google Pays $22.5M to the Privacy Squad

 The Privacy Squad:  Privacy Enforcement is Here Last week, Google agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle claims it violated its FTC Consent Decree in circumventing the privacy settings of Apple’s Safari users – the largest such settlement ever.  Commissioner Leibowitz explained that the record setting penalty in this matter sends a clear message to…