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SNR Denton on Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Notice Final Rules

Stephen Ornstein, Matthew Yoon, and John Holahan of SNR Denton In December 2009, the Federal Reserve Board and the FTC jointly issued final rules to implement the provisions of section 311 of the Fair and Accurate Transactions Act of 2003 ("FACTA"). The Final Rules become effective January...

Dave & Buster's FTC Consent Agreement Regarding Information Security Practices

In the Matter of Dave & Buster's, Inc., FTC File No. 082 3153 (March 25, 2010), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accepted a consent agreement from Dave & Buster's, Inc. relating to alleged inadequate information security practices. The FTC's case helps to set the minimum legal...

Advertising and Food and Drug Law Report: Consent Orders Provoke Debate Over FTC and FDA Substantiation Standards

The advertising community is paying considerable attention to four recent Federal Trade Commission consent orders relating to health claims. For some of those claims, the orders impose a novel requirement under which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to approve the claim for use in labeling...

Tested Green Settles with Federal Trade Commission Over Environmental Certifications Misrepresentations

The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with Tested Green settling allegations that the company sold worthless environmental certifications and falsely represented that its certifications were endorsed by independent firms when the firms were actually owned by Tested...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 34: Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Last Monday, Google agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for approximately $12.5 billion. The acquisition includes Motorola Mobility's portfolio of more than 17,000 patents and 7,500 pending patent applications as well as its hardware...

Privacy Update at Google and Microsoft

By Peter S. Vogel Google has a team of 60 engineers, & Microsoft has 40 people, fully devoted to avoiding violation of privacy laws in the US and around the world. At a recent legal seminar executives from Google and Microsoft described how many resources they devote to privacy law compliance...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Is an Online Search a Background Check for FCRA?

By Christina Bost Seaton Over a year ago, our colleagues at the Information Intersection blog warned that employers should think twice before using websites such as Spokeo.com , which are aggregators of personal information collected from online sources, including social media. They warned that: ...