On July 14, 2011, a joint House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing focused on online privacy policy and perspectives of the ‘big three’ federal agencies with potential jurisdiction over online privacy – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The hearing, Internet Privacy: The

The enforcement date for the FTC "Red Flag Rule" to prevent identity theft  has been extended until November 1, 2009 in order to give businesses more time to understand the rule and take steps to comply.  The rule applies to any entity under FTC jurisdiction that is a "creditor" or "financial institution" and which maintains

The Federal Trade Commission has sued Diamond Phone Card and two individuals for allegedly(1) misrepresenting the number of minutes provided by the cards and (2) failing to disclose adequately the effect of fees on the number of minutes available.  Federal Trade Commission v. Diamond Phone Card, Inc. (U.S.E.D.N.Y. No. 09-3257).  The Complaint asks for a permanent