In a complaint, the Federal Trade Commission alleges that between January 2017 and October 2018, RagingWire Data Centers, Inc. claimed in its online privacy policy that the company participated in the Privacy Shield framework and complied with the program’s requirements, even though it had allowed its certification to lapse in January 2018.

The Department of

“Company executives would face possible jail time for lying to the Federal Trade Commission about privacy and data security matters, under a new bill by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat representing Oregon,” reports Daniel R. Stoller, Esq. for Bloomberg Law.

“The Mind Your Own Business Act would give the FTC new authorities and resources

Sen. Ed Markey , D-Mass., has introduced a bill (S. 2577) imposing considerable obligations on data brokers regarding their handling of personal information.

Key provisions:

  • Don’t collect personal information under false pretenses.
  • Have policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information.
  • Provide an individual a means to review any personal information that you

A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year, three sources told Reuters.

Lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules. While the sources, who are involved in the negotiations, still think it is possible at least one discussion draft of the bill could land before

“The chief executive officers (CEOs) of 51 tech companies have signed and sent an open letter to Congressional leaders today, asking for a federal law on user data privacy to supersede the rising number of privacy laws that are cropping up at the state level.”

“The 51 CEOs would like one law that governs all

“Since the [EU US Privacy Shield] Framework’s implementation on August 1, 2016, more than 5,000 companies have made public and legally enforceable pledges to protect data transferred from the EU in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles. The rapid and continued growth of the program demonstrates Privacy Shield’s vital role in protecting personal data and

The FTC is stepping up privacy enforcement – reports Bloomberg Law‘s Sara Merken.

“The Federal Trade Commission is issuing specific data security requirements to companies as part of agency settlements, policing businesses more aggressively than before, attorneys and former staff said.”

“Mandates in related consent orders, such as directing senior officers to provide

Is the FTC’s Google-YouTube settlement a “game changer”?

“It’s three times larger than any privacy penalty assessed against Google anywhere else in the world, and it is 10 times larger than the civil penalties we have obtained in all of our 31 prior COPPA cases combined… A penalty of this magnitude sends a strong signal

The Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General have entered into landmark settlement with Google and YouTube for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.

The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York, the largest penalty since the law

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a background screening company falsely claimed to be in compliance with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.

SecurTest, Inc. agreed in June to settle FTC charges that its website falsely claimed that it participated in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield