Emily Tabatabai Discusses FTC Settlement With TRUSTe

eCommerce Law and Policy

Privacy attorney Emily Tabatabai recently spoke with eCommerce Law and Policy about the Federal Trade Commission's recent settlement with True Ultimate Standards Everywhere Inc. (TRUSTe) after it had made some deceptive representations.

Ms. Tabatabai said the settlement has not diminished TRUSTe's value: "Businesses will still seek certification--it provides a visual stamp of approval on which the consumer can rely without having to wade through the entire privacy policy."

Certified as an information privacy professional in both U.S. and European privacy law (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”), Ms. Tabatabai works with clients to comply with the various laws, regulations and best practices governing the collection and use of personal data. She has advised companies on compliance, investigations, and litigation involving a variety of federal and state law obligations, including under the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state data breach notification laws, California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and others.