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Is There a Duty of Device Security? U.S. Regulator Fires Warning Shot Over Obligations of IoT Manufacturers

Posted in Internet of Things, Privacy

A complaint filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) against D-Link Corporation, a Taiwanese computer networking equipment manufacturer, and its U.S. subsidiary (collectively, “D-Link”) is raising questions about the extent of responsibility that networking equipment manufacturers may have for the security of their products, and how much of that responsibility rests with consumers… → Read More

If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification

Posted in Privacy, Regulatory Compliance, Standards

The United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has issued warning letters to 28 companies claiming  to be certified participants in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (“APEC”) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. This is an important reminder for companies, including Canadian companies, that the use of international certifications  is something in which regulators take a keen interest. Background… → Read More

FTC Details Privacy Trade-Offs In Retail Tracking

Posted in Privacy, Retail Tracking, Retailing

The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) chief technologist has detailed ways for retailers to address consumer privacy concerns posed by the use of tracking technologies to follow consumer’s movements. What is Retail Tracking? Retail tracking uses a variety of technologies to track consumer movements and behaviours in stores and other retail settings such as malls. The technology, which utilizes WiFi or Bluetooth… → Read More