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AgeCheq’s proposed COPPA plan nixed by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission recently rejected AgeCheq Inc.’s proposed method for obtaining parental consent in order for companies to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.


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FTC slams door on revenge porn, using Section 5

In the first case that the Federal Trade Commission has brought against the operator of a so-called revenge porn website, the agency recently reached a settlement—subject to final approval—that...

FTC’s Rich presses ad industry on online privacy

The Federal Trade Commission’s Jessica Rich has put industry on notice that protection of privacy must be a central focus for online advertisers who are seeking new ways to connect with the “right...

FTC at 100: Reagan Revolution transforms FTC in the 1980s

Editor’s Note: The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year; the first official meeting of the commission was held on March 16, 1915. In this series of articles, we...

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February 19 — FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg, and former FTC Chairmen William Kovacic and Tim Muris are among the speakers at George Mason University...

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Breedlove leaves FTC to join Cornerstone Research

Anthem breach places federal employee data at risk

The latest data breach, involving health care insurance giant Anthem, could have a disproportionately large impact on the Washington area and federal employees and their dependents. It is also...

Legislators push for federal action on nutrition supplements

St. Luke’s-Saltzer ruling shows bargaining-leverage theory taking hold in federal courts

Senators seek investigation of Verizon supercookies

Critics take issue with Baer over airline, e-books cases

Neil Averitt commentary: Finding the humor in antitrust

Appeals court offers mixed verdict in POM Wonderful case

Ramirez urges repeal of common carrier exemption

Goodlatte presses patent bill again