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June 13, 2018 - Drug & Medical Device, Privacy

A New Era in FTC Data Security Oversight?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued a ruling that may drastically change the nature of the relief that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) seeks to impose on companies it alleges to have had inadequate data security measures in place. …›

June 7, 2018 - CPSC, Consumer Products

New Nomination Could Mean Partisan Tiebreaker for CPSC

On June 4th, President Trump nominated Peter Feldman to fill the fifth seat on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and serve out the remainder of prior Commissioner Joe Mohorovic’s vacated seven-year term ending in October 2019. If confirmed, Mr. Feldman’s nomination may …›

May 25, 2018 - CPSC, Consumer Products

Baiocco Confirmed as CPSC Commissioner

After months of anticipation, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Dana Baiocco as a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 22, 2018. President Trump first nominated Commissioner Baiocco on September 21, 2017. As a former Jones Day partner in the …›

May 21, 2018 - Consumer Products, Privacy

California May Pass Its Own GDPR

While companies are focusing on compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation requirements, Californians will be given the option to impose a sweeping, GDPR-like privacy regime that also deserves attention. On May 3, 2018, proponents of the California Consumer Privacy Act announced they …›

Digital Toy Product Company Ducks Data Breach Class Action

For the second time, an Illinois federal judge powered down a proposed class action against VTech Electronics following a 2015 data breach of its internet-connected digital learning toys. The data breach also triggered separate allegations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that VTech violated …›