Key Takeaways On August 11, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to initiate a process that would allow it to develop and enforce rules on what the FTC has termed “commercial surveillance,” which it broadly defines as the “collection, aggregation, analysis, retention, transfer, […]
Nearly a year after the Supreme Court stripped the FTC of its ability to obtain equitable monetary relief under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA) in AMG Capital Management LLC v. FTC, the Commission convened an open meeting to discuss the impact of this decision on their activities, […]
In a little-noticed consent decree in the fall of 2019, the Federal Trade Commission took the position that businesses whose services facilitate financial operations on behalf of financial institutions may themselves be financial institutions subject to the privacy and data security requirements under the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act. This decision may […]
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, artificial intelligence and algorithms, particularly in the context of pricing, were a focus of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on online platforms and sellers using algorithms to set prices, it is particularly […]
FTC Increasingly Looks to Public Companies’ SEC Disclosures for Privacy and Cybersecurity Enforcement Opportunities
While the FTC does not make its initial privacy and cybersecurity investigations public, there have been reports that the FTC has initiated an increasing number of privacy and cybersecurity-related enforcement actions following disclosures of privacy or cybersecurity incidents by public companies in their SEC filings.