Category: Federal Trade Commission

FTC Issues Policy Statement Clarifying Data Privacy Obligations for Digital Health  

By Jennifer K. Wagner   On September 15, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Policy Statement “On Breaches by Health Apps and Other Connected Devices,” the most recent step taken by the FTC to signal its interest in preventing abusive data practices and ensuring relevant consumer protections for digital health. This step came about
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FCRA Rule Changes Better Complement Dodd-Frank Act

By Anokhy Desai   On September 8, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved “largely technical” changes to five Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) rules that narrowed their scope to only apply to motor vehicle dealers, decreasing confusion for applicable entities that must look to the FTC or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for guidance on
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The FTC Takes Aim at Zoom

By Jennifer K. Wagner J.D., Ph.D.   2020 brought an unexpected and massive surge in the use of video conferencing platforms. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and public health guidelines intended to flatten the curve through deterrence of non-essential in-person interactions, Zoom and similar video conferencing platforms have provided a way for people
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