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FTC Issues New Report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures
February 5, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report on February 1, 2013 that says it wants — but is not mandating — makers of mobile operating systems, app developers, and advertisers to…

FTC Issues Amended Rule on Identity Theft “Red Flags”
December 19, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced publication of an Interim Final Rule on identity theft “red flags” that narrows the circumstances under which creditors are covered by the Rul…

What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties: A Hearing
July 20, 2012

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law entitled, “What Facial Recognition Technology Means for P…

Internet Privacy Legislation: What the White House, Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission Are Recommending
May 22, 2012

On May 14, 2012, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee sponsored the discussion, “New Internet Privacy Legislation: What the White House, Federal Trade Commission and the Europe…

DC News: US Senate Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Federal Online Privacy Policy – 5-9-12
May 2, 2012

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing regarding online privacy titled, “The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission…

The Federal Trade Commission Releases Its Final Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy
March 26, 2012

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its long awaited consumer privacy report entitled, “ Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change .”  The report calls on compa…

ICANN Will Move Forward with Release of New Generic Top-Level Domains
January 6, 2012

In a move fraught with controversy, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will move forward with its plan to increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs). …

Session: Internet Governance – Federal Regulatory Agency, or a Nightmare Par Excellence?
March 12, 2010

A myriad of federal agencies currently try to address governance issues related to the Internet, for example, the Copyright Office, the FCC, the FTC, the Judiciary, the Department of Commerce, t…

Cybersafety Booklet for Communicating with Kids Released Today
December 16, 2009

A new publication designed to help parents and teachers communicate with their children about cyber and mobile phone safety was unveiled today. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Se…

Final Breach Notification Rule for Electronic Health Information Issued by FTC
August 21, 2009

As required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently issued a final rule pertaining to breach notification when health information is …