WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) has announced, after a public comment period, it has approved a final
order resolving its complaint against Very Incognito Technologies Inc., which
does business as Vipvape.
The settlement, first announced in May, came after allegations Vipvape deceived consumers about its participation in the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. The FTC
had charged the company represented on its website that it was a member of
this program but it was not actually certified to participate.
Under the terms of the settlement, Vipvape cannot
misrepresent its participation, membership or certification in any privacy or
security program, whether its sponsored by a government, self-regulatory or
The FTC voted 3-0 to approve the final order.