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FTC Settlement Bars Marketing of Spyware for Illegal Uses

Posted in Spyware

The Federal Trade Commission scored a victory over spyware with a recent settlement with a company that will prohibit it from marketing its keylogging software as a “100 percent undetectable” way to “Spy on Anyone, From Anywhere.”

FTC Tells Sears That Consumer Disclosures Must be More Conspicuous

Posted in Behavioral Marketing, Data Privacy Laws, FTC Enforcement, Online Privacy, Spyware

Over the course of the last decade, many companies have become accustomed to notifying consumers of their data collection practices in their online privacy policy.  However, in a recent proposed settlement, the FTC indicated that, at least under the facts before them, disclosures that were “buried” in a privacy policy were not sufficient. On June… Continue Reading