Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

On January 20, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an advisory opinion on the impact of the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses (Holder Rule) on the recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs above the amount paid on a consumer receivable arising out of a financed sale of goods or services.

On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission’s final rule, amending the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (Safeguards Rule) under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), became effective. We wrote about the final rule when it first published in October 2021 (see here). As a practical matter, the amendments will likely require many financial institutions to

On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert about a new cryptocurrency payment scam involving impersonators convincing consumers to send money obtained from a cryptocurrency automated teller machine (ATM) via a quick response (QR) code.

According to the FTC, this is a new twist on scammers pretending to be someone a person

Colorado and Delaware have enacted new laws for automatic renewal or negative options offers. The new laws became effective January 1, 2022. Illinois already has a law on the books related to automatic renewals but has recently made a few minor amendments to it.

Colorado. Companies must disclose the following in a clear and conspicuous

On October 27, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a final rule (Final Rule), amending the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (Safeguards Rule) under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) as it applies to covered financial institutions. The Final Rule provides guidance on developing and implementing information security programs, such as access controls, authentication, and encryption. Notably,

On July 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to approve seven omnibus resolutions authorizing staff attorneys to use compulsory process to investigate key enforcement targets. The vote fell along party lines, with Democratic Commissioners Lina Khan, Rohit Chopra, and Kelly Slaughter voting in favor of the resolutions, while Republican Commissioners Christine Wilson and Noah

On June 23, Commissioner Christine Wilson, a Republican appointee, confirmed that she has agreed to use the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) rulemaking authority to craft comprehensive data privacy regulations. With Commissioner Wilson’s agreement, there is an even stronger chance that the FTC will engage in privacy-related rulemaking, especially since recently appointed FTC Chair Lina Khan

If you use the internet, you have probably encountered at least one of the scams con artists use to bilk victims. There’s “catfishing” and other online dating fraud, where scammers use fake identities to woo victims into sending money. There’s also “grandparent scams,” where typically elderly victims are tricked by those posing as his or

On June 7, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed settlement with MoviePass. And in an interesting twist, the FTC used the proposed settlement to announce a novel means of obtaining monetary relief.

As you’ll remember from our prior commentary, the Supreme Court recently held in AMG Capital Management that Section 13(b) of

On May 18, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting chairwoman told Congress that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to legislation that would authorize the FTC to obtain monetary remedies under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act was based on “numerous misstatements and faulty premises.” Chairwoman Slaughter’s comments highlight the FTC’s concern that the Supreme