May 312023
 May 31, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Govt

Lauren Feiner and Annie Palmer report: Amazon will pay the Federal Trade Commission more than $30 million as part of settlement agreements related to its Alexa and Ring divisions, according to filings on Wednesday. The agency filed a lawsuit alleging Amazon’s Ring doorbell unit violated a portion of the FTC Act [Read More…]

May 232023

The Federal Trade Commission has obtained an order against education technology provider Edmodo for collecting personal data from children without obtaining their parent’s consent and using that data for advertising, in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule), and for unlawfully outsourcing its COPPA compliance responsibilities [Read More…]

May 222023
 May 22, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, Govt, Laws, U.S.

The Federal Trade Commission filed a brief arguing that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) does not preempt state privacy laws that are consistent with COPPA. The brief was filed in support of a federal appeals court’s ruling in Jones v. Google, a case in which a group of children [Read More…]

May 192023
 May 19, 2023  Posted by  Business, Govt

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a warning that the increasing use of consumers’ biometric information and related technologies, including those powered by machine learning, raises significant consumer privacy and data security concerns and the potential for bias and discrimination. Biometric information refers to data that depict or describe physical, [Read More…]