Tag Archives: Consumer Privacy

Federal Trade Commission Director Claims Victory with Largest Civil Fine in FTC’s History for Consent Order Violation

David Vladeck, FTC Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, made comments Tuesday, citing the U.S. District Court's approval of a $22.5 million civil fine against Google for violating a consent order as "a clear victory for consumers and privacy," and demonstrating that the Commission "will continue to ensure that its orders are obeyed, and that consumers' privacy is protected." The consent order settled charges that Google misrepresented privacy assurances to users of Apple's Safari Internet browser in violation of a previous FTC settlement Order.… Continue Reading

The First of Many?

Have many people realize the digital advertising industry stood witness to two important developments recently? One was a highly publicized incident and the second one, lesser so. First, on Monday of last week, Aflac announced that it was terminating Gilbert Gottfried as the voice for its iconic duck, as a result of a series of inappropriate tweets … Continue Reading

For Privacy, European Commission Must Be Innovative

This blog post is republished by permission of the Center for Democracy and Technology where it first appeared. This post is part of “CDT Fellows Focus,” a series that presents the views of notable experts on tech policy issues. This month, CDT Fellow Omer Tene writes about the consultation launched by the European Commission to update … Continue Reading

Déjà Google

Give Google credit that when it announced its acquisition of AdMob, a leading provider of mobile advertising services and technology, in November 2009, it proactively addressed the likelihood of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into the transaction. Google even went as far as posting a web page that the media, regulators and other interested parties … Continue Reading
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