The Federal Trade Commission announced the largest civil penalty obtained in a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) case, in a $5.7 million settlement with video social network app TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly.
In the first case challenging a marketer’s use of fake paid reviews on an independent retail site, the Federal Trade Commission settled with Cure Encapsulations, Inc., and its owner over dozens of phony product reviews posted on Amazon.
As federal lawmakers debate the possibility of a national privacy law, California legislators are considering a new bill that would amend the state’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) with a broader private right of action and remove the right to cure deficiencies.
Adding to a series of actions challenging online “free trial” offers that involve negative option plans, the Federal Trade Commission announced a new lawsuit against a Puerto Rico-based defendant and his companies.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized its deal with SoFi, an online lender that the agency had accused of making false statements about student loan refinancing.
Financial technology news includes the continuing battle over the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) plan to issue special-purpose national bank (“fintech”) charters, with the agency seeking to dismiss lawsuits by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and ...
Financial institutions need help, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) told newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General William Barr, urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide clear guidance on how it believes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to website accessibility.
It has been another eventful news cycle for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), as its new director, Kathy Kraninger, appeared before the House Financial Services Committee, facing tough questions about her leadership.
Just a limited set of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) claims allow for private rights of action, but the list might be growing larger.
As the lawsuits pile up against video game phenomenon Fortnite, one of the plaintiffs has lost his effort to copyright “The Carlton” dance as the basis of his action.