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AG Bonta Applauds FCC’s Proposed Renewed Net Neutrality Protections

California AG Rob Bonta issued a statement applauding an announcement by the FCC detailing plans to reestablish federal net neutrality protections. The FCC’s draft order would reclassify broadband Internet access service in a way that would provide the FCC additional regulatory authority; reinstate certain rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, or engaging in paid or affiliated…

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CFPB and FTC Keep Pace with Rapidly Advancing Technologies

The CFPB and FTC each issued an action statement on its enforcement plans to address emerging technologies. The CFPB’s statement set forth short-term goals to address transformative technologies such as embedding more technologists over the bureau’s core functions, conducting research and analysis on the application of these technologies in consumer finance, and issuing policy guidance…

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Malware Alert: FTC Sweeps $26 Million Settlement in Alleged Popup Scam

The FTC has reached a $26 million proposed settlement with tech support firms Restoro Cyprus Limited and Reimage Cyprus Limited (collectively, “RCL”) for allegedly marketing their computer repair services using deceptive pop-ups, internet ads, and telemarketing in violation of the FTC Act and Telemarketing Sales Rule. According to the FTC’s complaint, RCL used deceptive tactics…

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