Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in ACA International v. FCC, the appeal of the Federal Communication Commission’s July 2015 declaratory order interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The D.C. Circuit may soon clarify the TCPA’s restrictions on automated telephone dialing, a result many affected businesses throughout the country would welcome.
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On June 22, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced that a settlement was reached with mobile advertising company, InMobi, to resolve charges that it deceptively tracked hundreds of millions of consumers’ locations without their knowledge or consent. Among other things, the settlement orders the company to pay 950,000 dollars in civil penalties.
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On April 27, 2016, a federal district court judge in the Western District of Washington ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had proven that Amazon.com had engaged in unfair business practices in billing Amazon account holders for in-app charges without express, informed consent to such charges.
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