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On February 6, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Internet Administration (“NTIA”) hosted the first of eight planned multi-stakeholder meetings aimed at creating a voluntary code of conduct to address the growing commercial and government use of facial recognition technology. The meeting included a primer on how facial technology works, current applications, technical privacy

Two new actions announced in the past week indicate that federal and state regulators will continue to aggressively enforce data security and consumer protection laws in the wake of recent high profile consumer data breaches.

Today, the FTC announced a settlement with GMR Transcription Services, Inc. (“GMR”), a provider of medical transcription services, along with 

This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced the latest updates to its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they work to comply with changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”) Rule that went into effect on July 1, 2013. The updated FAQs address the following topics:

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Two industry organizations announced new initiatives designed to help mobile app developers comply with revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, which take effect today.

Today, the Association of Competitive Technologies (“ACT”) launched Moms With Apps, an initiative aimed at highlighting mobile apps that were designed with children’s privacy in mind.

This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced the latest update to its frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they prepare for changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”) Rule, which go into effect on July 1, 2013. The updated FAQs address the parental notice and consent obligations for operators that

On Thursday, May 9, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), and co-sponsor Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the “Application Privacy, Protection, and Security (APPS) Act of 2013,” (H.R. 1913). The bill, which is aimed at increasing consumer privacy within applications (“apps”) available through smartphones and other mobile devices, retains the provisions included in the discussion

On April 25, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission issued an updated version of its frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they prepare for changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”) that go into effect on July 1, 2013. COPPA requires commercial websites and online services that are either directed