In a new report on “Big Data,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) declines to call for new laws but makes clear that it will continue to aggressively use the tools it already has to police unfair or deceptive—or otherwise illegal—uses of big data. Businesses that conduct big data analytics, or that use the results of such analysis, should familiarize themselves with the report, to help ensure that their practices do not raise issues. Click here to read the full alert.
Ms. O’Neill regularly counsels clients in all areas of consumer protection law, including online and offline privacy issues; advertising in all media; all forms of communications and direct marketing (including interest based advertising, email, SMS, telemarketing, fax advertising, and direct mail); marketing through social media; mobile, online and offline tracking and personalization; and sweepstakes and other promotions. More ›
Christine Lyon’s practice focuses on privacy and employment law. Ms. Lyon assists clients in developing global strategies to comply with laws regulating the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of personal information about their customers and employees. She also advises clients about privacy issues in cloud computing and social media, security breach notification requirements, laws regulating the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes, and workplace privacy issues. More ›