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FTC Issues 2018 Year In Review
On Friday, March 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission released its Privacy & Data Security Update: 2018, highlighting its privacy and data security enforcement actions and other activities last year.
United States
20 Mar 2019
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CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award Totaling More Than $2 Million To Company Outsider
On March 4, 2019, the CFTC announced a whistleblower award totaling more than $2 million to a company outsider who contributed information through independent analysis that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action ...
United States
11 Mar 2019
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The Future Of Automotive Trade Secret Litigation
Trade secret litigation is quickly becoming a key new battleground in the automotive industry.
United States
28 Feb 2019
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States Consider Privacy Legislation In The Wake Of California's Consumer Privacy Act
The enactment in June 2018 of California's sweeping new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, has both increased momentum for enactment of a general federal privacy law and spurred state legislatures ...
United States
21 Feb 2019
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Congress Begins Consideration of Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation
The enactment in June 2018 of California's sweeping new privacy law, the CCPA, has both increased momentum for enactment of a general federal privacy law and spurred state legislatures to consider privacy bills of their own.
United States
21 Feb 2019
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Senate Commerce Committee Conducts Hearing on Consumer Data Privacy; Industry Supports Federal Legislation
On September 26, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted a hearing titled "Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy" to discuss the current state of consumer privacy and whether Congress should enact comprehensive federal legislation.
United States
28 Sep 2018
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Key Takeaways From WilmerHale's Academic Year-End Review: Current Issues In Higher Education Conference
WilmerHale recently held its inaugural Academic Year-End Review: Current Issues in Higher Education conference in Washington DC.
United States
5 Jul 2018
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Key Provisions Of The California Consumer Privacy Act Of 2018
On June 28, 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, a sweeping privacy law that provides consumers with broad notice, access, and deletion rights concerning many types of personal information, ...
United States
5 Jul 2018
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California Enacts Sweeping Consumer Privacy Law
On June 28, 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, a sweeping privacy law that provides consumers with broad notice, access, and deletion rights concerning many types of personal information ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
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Eleventh Circuit Concludes FTC Data Security Order Unenforceable Because Standards Not Specific Enough
On June 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated a cease-and-desist order by the FTC issued against LabMD, Inc. arising from an FTC enforcement action alleging that LabMD's...
United States
14 Jun 2018
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D.C. Circuit Invalidates Portion Of FCC's 2015 Declaratory Ruling & Order Implementing The TCPA
On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling in ACA International, et al. v. FCC, et al., No. 15-1211, resolving a series of challenges to the July 10 2015 Declaratory Ruling...
United States
21 Mar 2018
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OCIE Examination Priorities 2018
OCIE will assess the potential impact of technological advances on the financial markets, including ways in which investors may be harmed.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Five Things To Know About University Licensing
Attorneys from WilmerHale's Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice explore the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies during our QuickLaunch University Webinar Series.
United States
13 Oct 2017
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District Court Dismisses FTC's "Unfairness" Claim Against Internet of Things Manufacturer
A district court judge has dismissed an "unfairness" claim included in the FTC's complaint against D-Link, a connected devices manufacturer selling routers and internet-connected cameras.
United States
28 Sep 2017
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Treasury Report Proposes Revamping Post-Crash Financial Regulation
On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department released a 150-page report (the Report) that recommends revamping many of the rules for banks and other financial services firms...
United States
29 Jun 2017
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Court Determines That Grocer's Website Not Used To Sell Goods Is Public Accommodation Under The ADA
Last week, following a bench trial, a federal district judge in Florida concluded that the grocery store and pharmacy chain Winn-Dixie violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act...
United States
28 Jun 2017
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OCR Guidance Could Alter Scope Of Pending And Future Civil Rights Investigations
A memorandum obtained by ProPublica, if authentic, sets forth substantially revised guidance for civil rights investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
United States
27 Jun 2017
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Uncertain Future For CFPB Small Business Data Rule
On Wednesday, May 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a request for information (RFI) on the small-business lending marketplace — the first step in an anticipated rulemaking pursuant to Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank.
United States
19 May 2017
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CFPB Insights On Alternative Data Use In Credit Scoring
The growing utilization of alternative data in credit decisions and scoring models continues to attract the attention of regulators.
United States
5 May 2017
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VIZIO To Pay 2.2 Million To Settle Consumer Tracking Charges; FTC Treats Television Viewing History As "Sensitive Information" Requiring Notice And Opt-In Consent Outside The Privacy Policy
The complaint also alleges that VIZIO initially failed to disclose the ACR software and its capabilities to consumers in privacy policies or in descriptions of the televisions' "Smart Interactivity" function.
United States
8 Feb 2017
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