The FTC’s final rule released last week amending its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (Safeguards Rule) under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) will require significant changes in data security policies and procedures to be made by non-bank financial institutions covered by the Safeguards Rule.  Such institutions include finance companies, mortgage companies and brokers, motor vehicle dealers,

The CFPB, FTC, and the North Carolina Department of Justice filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit urging it to reverse a district court decision that found Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act made a consumer reporting agency immune from FCRA claims.

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On October 4, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law amendments to California’s existing law on automatic subscription renewals.  The law applies to all businesses that make automatic renewal or continuous services offers to California consumers.  The amendments are effective July 1, 2022.

The amendments include new notice requirements that apply:

  • when a consumer

The FTC announced yesterday that it has sent a “Notice of Penalty Offenses” to 70 for-profit higher education institutions that outlines a number of practices that the FTC has previously found to be unfair or deceptive.

The seven practices outlined in the Notice generally relate to claims made by schools about their graduates’

An Illinois federal district court has ruled that Section 19 of the FTC Act provided an alternate route for the FTC to obtain restitution after its prior restitution award under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act was vacated by the Fifth Circuit because it concluded that monetary relief is not available under Section 13(b).

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Last week, the FTC filed an administrative complaint against Fleetcor Technologies, a marketer of fuel cards, and its CEO in which the FTC alleges that the respondents violated the FTC Act’s prohibition on unfair or deceptive acts or practices.  The complaint’s allegations mirror those in the lawsuit filed by the FTC against the respondents in

At her first FTC meeting earlier this month, newly-confirmed FTC Chair Lina Khan moved, and the Commission approved (by a 3-2 vote), changes to the FTC’s rulemaking process.  The changes could assist the efforts of Democratic FTC Commissioners to further White House policy goals and lead to new UDAP rules.

Pursuant to the 1975 Magnuson-Moss

Last Friday, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.  Much of the Order is directed at increasing competition in the labor market, transportation, agriculture, healthcare, and technology.  It calls on the FTC, the DOJ, and other agencies to pursue vigorous enforcement of the antitrust laws.  The Order also