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Federal Appeals Court Affirms TCPA Consent Cannot Be Revoked if Granted By Contract

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services that a consumer does not have the right to revoke consent to autodialed and/or prerecorded calls to his a mobile device where consent was part of a bargained-for agreement between the consumer and the caller. This decision has broad implicatio… Continue Reading

PCI DSS v. 3.2: New Requirements Coming to Protect Your Customers’ Wallets

PCI Council announces that new requirements will be considered “best practices” until compliance becomes mandatory on Feb.1, 2018

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (PCI Council) released Version 3.2 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), containing several new requirements for merchants, acquirers, and other ent… Continue Reading

FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing Apps

On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had approved an order with General Workings, Inc., d/b/a “Vulcun,” settling charges that the company violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) when it replaced a popular web browser extension game with a program that force-installed apps on users’ devices without permission. Wh… Continue Reading

DOJ Issues Best Practices For Data Breach Response

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Department of Justice Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) Cybersecurity Unit issued guidance on best practices for responding to data breaches. DOJ released its “Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents” at an invitation-only round table hosted by Assistant Att… Continue Reading

PCI Council: SSL Will No Longer Be Sufficient for E-Commerce

In the latest edition of the PCI Council’s Assessor Newsletter, the Council previewed a proposed change related to the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for encrypting communications between your website’s e-commerce shopping cart and your customers’ computers.

In talking about this proposed revision, which should be expected in versi… Continue Reading

Privacy Certification Body TRUSTe Settles FTC Charges

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it settled charges with privacy certification body True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc., popularly known as TRUSTe, regarding allegations that the organization deceived consumers with false and misleading statements relating to the privacy assessment and certification services it provides online … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Confirms Consultants and Other Middlemen May Be Vicariously Liable Under the TCPA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Company holding that the defendant marketing consultant could be liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for unsolicited text messages that it arranged for a separate third-party to send on behalf of a client, the U.S. Navy.  The court’s hold… Continue Reading

FTC Examines Pre-Download Consumer Disclosures of Mobile Shopping Applications; Makes Recommendations Applicable to All Consumer Data

Continuing its examination of consumer protection issues in the mobile payments sphere, on August 1, 2014, the FTC released a staff report examining the pre-download disclosures of mobile shopping applications to evaluate the information provided to consumers about: (1) their rights and protections in the event of a payment dispute; and (2) how their p… Continue Reading

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