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As SEC Investigates Yahoo Breach, FTC Reiterates Need for Federal Breach Notification Laws

Following a data breach involving over 500 million accounts and a delay in notifying the public or impacted parties, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started an investigation into the Yahoo data breach at the request of a Senator. Later at a Senate Committee meeting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cited the Yahoo breach reiterating

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New and Pending Legislation and Regulations Affecting eCommerce

Both the United States and European Union have been actively pursuing new regulations and legislation related to consumer privacy issues, data breach and data security, as well as investigations into competitive pricing and antitrust concerns. Consumer privacy regulations have also expanded in Latin America and Asia-Pacific over recent years. The Fraud Practice provides a summary of

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FTC Charges Google, Myspace with Internet Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has accused the social networking website Myspace of providing user data to third parties without user consent while Google will likely receive the first ever FTC fine for Internet privacy violations after planting cookies that bypassed Apple’s Safari web browser’s privacy settings. Read More

 
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FTC Reports Identity Theft Still Leading Consumer Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tallied over 1.8 million consumer complaints in 2011 of which 15 percent were about identity theft, making this the leading consumer complaint for the twelfth straight year. Read More

 
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FTC to Host Mobile Payments Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that they will be holding a workshop on April 26 to discuss a number of issues pertaining to mobile payments. The workshop, held in Washington, D.C., will be open to the public and the FTC is now accepting public comment. Read More

 
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