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VTech to Pay $650,000 to Settle FTC COPPA Complaint

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with toy manufacturer VTech Electronics, its first action involving internet-connected toys. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that VTech’s information collection and security practices related to certain child-directed services violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and that a misrepresentation in its privacy policy separately … Continue Reading

FTC Lawsuit Against D-Link Highlights the Importance of Routine Review of Public Statements and Security Protocols

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC“) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against D-Link alleging that it made deceptive claims about its products’ security and engaged in unfair practices that placed consumers’ privacy at risk.  The Complaint For Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief was filed in the United States District Court Northern District … Continue Reading

FTC “Internet of Things” Workshop Explores Privacy Risks and Benefits

The Federal Trade Commission’s long awaited “Internet of Things” public workshop was held Nov. 19, 2013, and webcast live (with presentations, transcripts and videos to be archived for ready access at http://www.ftc.gov/video) to explore a wide range of potential privacy and security issues associated with Internet-connected devices everywhere – at home, work and in the car.   … Continue Reading
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