November 9, 2020, The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has entered into an approval agreement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to clarify allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of unfair and deceptive practices that the FTC says increased from 10 million users in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020 during COVID-19 Pandemic…. Continue Reading Zoom Settles with FTC Over Deceptive Security Claims The FTC announced that it and the New York Attorney General had reached a $170 million deal with Google to resolve charges that COPPA violated its YouTube platform. As part of the agreement, Google will pay US$136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York. The FTC voted 3-2 to approve the action…. Continue Reading FTC and Google Reach 170 Million Settlement Over Children`s Privacy on YouTube On August 8, 2019, the FTC announced that Unrollme Inc. (“Unrollme”), an e-mail management company, has agreed to respond to accusations that have misled the company`s consumers about how it grabs and uses their personal emails. Unrollme offered users a service in which the company would help users opt out of unwanted subscription emails. In conjunction with this service, Unrollme requested that users give the company access to their email accounts. The FTC claimed that Unrollme had wrongly told consumers that they would not “touch” their personal emails.
The FTC stated that Unrollme had shared electronic documents (e-receipts) (i.e., e-mails sent to consumers following a transaction) with its parent company Slice Technologies, Inc. The FTC complaint stated that the parent company had used information from e-Receipts (such as the name, user`s address and information about products or services purchased by the person concerned) for the purposes of its own market analysis products. … Continue Reading Unrollme Inc. Settles with FTC Overgedly Deceptive Email Practices On December 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had made comparisons in four separate Cases of Privacy Shield. … Continue Reading Four Companies Settle FTC Allegations Related to Privacy Shield Misrepresentations On October 21, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission took action against two companies that allegedly engaged in online misrepresentations and social media transactions…. Continuation of the FTC`s Enforcement Operation Against Online Fraudulent Assessments On January 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced that comparisons had been made with five companies that falsely claimed U.S.