When asked for his own comments on the FTC's comment, David Vladeck, a professor at Georgetown Law School who formerly was director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, told Inside Counsel that the FTC comment "makes clear the FTC's position on a wide range of consumer privacy issues, and it would not be unreasonable to assume that the FCC will take the FTC's comments to heart and may adopt some, perhaps many or most, of the FTC's recommendations."
"Second, for lawyers who advise FCC-regulated parties, it would be worth reviewing the FTC comments closely because it is possible, if not likely, that many of the FTC's proposed modifications will be adopted in whole or in part by the FCC," Vladeck said.
voted 3-2, along party lines, with two Democrats voting against the settlement, as they believe it does not go far enough.
Facebook and the FTC
said they had no comment to make on the reports - which would be the largest fine ever levied by the FTC
on a tech company.
The Control Yuan added that the settlement reached by the FTC
and Qualcomm in August 2018 appeared hasty and was agreed upon without transparency.
opened its probe into Facebook in March 2018 after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that breached the privacy of 87 million users came into light.
's probe into Facebook began in March of 2018 after the revelation of the social media giant's involvement in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, where over 87 million users' data was improperly accessed by the third-party firm.
Facebook also has talked with FTC
staffers about the investigation, one of the people familiar with the probe said, but it is unclear whether the company would settle with the FTC
by accepting a significant financial penalty.
Regarding the prosecution's raid, however, Yuhan-Kimberly said they have no record of hiring a former FTC
empowered to regulate under section 5 of the FTC
is still faithfully produced today to the original formulation.
Giving rise to a jurisdictional overlap between the FTC
and the FCC, "[a]cts to regulate commerce" is defined in the FTC
Act as including the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, (6) the Communications Act of 1934, and "all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto." (7)
This is just a scheme using the well-known names of Make-a-Wish and the FTC
to rob thousands of dollars from unsuspecting people.