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FTC Workshop on the Sharing Economy: Insights and Promise

Following Commissioner Ohlhausen’s opening presentation, Stanford Professor Liran Einav introduced the first morning panel. It was moderated by Nathan Wilson, Economist for the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. Panelists beyond...more

6/14/2015 - AirBnB Car Accident CPUC FTC Liability Online Reputation Online Reviews Popular Regulation Sharing Economy Transportation Network Companies Uber

New Insights from FTC on Its Endorsement Guides to Reflect Continued Focus on Disclosures

After the FTC revised its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials (the “Guides”) in 2009, it followed up with a set of frequently asked questions entitled “What People Are Asking” (the “FAQs”) to address...more

6/11/2015 - Advertising Celebrity Endorsements Contests & Promotions Disclosure Disclosure Requirements Dot Com Disclosure Guide FTC FTC Endorsement Guidelines Likes Online Advertisements Online Endorsements Sweepstakes

FTC Sharing Economy Workshop: Ohlhausen Sets the Stage for Innovation

As we, and countless others, have previously written, peer-to-peer sharing services are transforming the world economy. As Tom Goodwin at Havas Media pointed out in March, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles,...more

6/11/2015 - FTC Peer-to-Peer Regulatory Agenda Sharing Economy

Knowing Your Customer a Little Too Well

I hate shopping. I know what I want and I do a surgical strike. In and out; no soldier left behind. But most normal people browse a bit. That’s where Nomi Technologies came into the picture. Nomi’s technology allows...more

4/27/2015 - Data Collection FTC Mobile Devices Mobile Privacy Retailers Web Tracking

Incentivized Reviews Without Disclosure Get Panned by FTC

In the latest iteration of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) approach to testimonials and endorsements in the context of online advertising, the Commission alleged that AmeriFreight, a company that arranges the shipment of...more

3/6/2015 - Advertising FTC Incentives Online Reviews Public Disclosure Rewards Programs Websites

COPPA Update: Ask and Ye Shall Receive…Actual Knowledge

Online services that ask for the age of users as part of the registration process will be deemed to have “actual knowledge” of that information. Whether or not one’s site is directed to children, a registration process that...more

9/18/2014 - COPPA FTC Minors Websites Yelp

FTC Releases Guidance on Mobile Privacy Best Practices; Enters Into $800K Consent Order with Path

The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on...more

2/4/2013 - Consent COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Parental Consent Path Inc. Privacy Policy Social Media

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