CLBR Today – Robert Ellis Smith Addresses Mobile App Privacy

ROBERT ELLIS SMITH RETURNS TO CLBR TO DISCUSS PRIVACY AND MOBILE APPS With California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ enforcement action filed against Delta for its lack of privacy policy for its mobile app and the FTC indicating that it is investigating mobile compliance with children’s privacy protections, mobile privacy has become the hot domestic internet…

FTC Launches Crackdown on “Bogus Text Message Prize Offers”

FTC Cracks Down on Senders of Spam Text Messages Promoting “Free” Gift Cards Defendants Were Responsible for More than 180 Million Spam Text Messages The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on affiliate marketers that allegedly bombarded consumers with hundreds of millions of unwanted spam text messages in an effort to steer them towards deceptive…

Ted’s Tubes: E-Commerce Trillions, Amazon Tax Update and Google, Twitter Transparency

Global E-Commerce Sales Surpasses $1 Trillion A report by eMarketer states that global e-commerce sales have surpassed $1 trillion for the first time in 2012.  Total sales will reach $1.3 trillion in 2013 led by the big four – United States ($385B); China ($181B); United Kingdom ($142B) and Japan ($140B).   China’s market has tripled…

ICANN gTLD Status

June 23, 2012 – ICANN Reveal Day  Announced That 1,930 GTLD Applications Had Been Filed Early Warning Conplaints 242 Complaints Issued December 20, 2012 – Lottery for Priority Considerations Drawing for priority consideration.  No english language gTLD in top 100. Ironically, the same month that the Pope joined the Twitterverse, the Catholic church’s application for…

Important Resource: Internet Crime Complaint Center (ic3.gov)

IC3 – File Your Cyber Complaint Online The IC3 was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies…

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…

CLBR Names Heroes and Zeroes for 2012

CLBR YEAR END SHOW NAMES CYBER HEROES AND ZEROES In the final CLBR edition for 2012, a panel of Dan Tynan and Brenda Christensen joined host Bennet Kelley in naming the Cyber Heroes and Zeroes for 2012. 2012 HEROES Big Data Doug Gansler, Maryland Attorney General Kamala Harris, California Attorney General Jayne Hitchcock, Working to Halt…

Facebook Wins Dismissal of PageRage Antitrust Suit

In March Facebook was hit with an antitrust lawsuit by PageRage which helps users customize their Facebook page.  PageRage claims that Facebook not only demanded that users remove PageRage skins from their profile pages but also organized an advertiser boycott. On November 29th, the complaint was dismissed with the judge stressing: There is no fundamental right…

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…

FTC and Big Data

March 2012 FTC Privacy Report To address the invisibility of, and consumers’ lack of control over, data brokers’ collection and use of consumer information, the Commission supports targeted legislation – similar to that contained in several of the data security bills introduced in the 112th Congress – that would provide consumers with access to information…