FTC Approves Sears Holdings Management Corporation Petition to Reopen and Modify Commission Order Concerning Tracking Software

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a petition by Sears Holding Management requesting that the FTC reopen and modify a 2009 FTC order settling charges that Sears failed to disclose adequately the scope of consumers’ personal information it collected via a downloadable software app. According to the administrative complaint leading […]

Katherine Race Brin Appointed FTC Chief Privacy Officer

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced that Katherine Race Brin will serve as the FTC’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), succeeding Peter Miller. “I am very pleased to announce Katie Race Brin’s appointment as the FTC’s new Chief Privacy Officer,” Ramirez said. “Katie has served as Acting CPO since December 2014; it’s an important role, […]