Complimentary TCPA Update Webinar: The Year in Review and What Lies Ahead -
One year has passed since the implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s revised Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules....more
FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review -
It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced.
Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been...more
Cramming It All In: FTC Has a Busy Week Addressing Mobile Cramming -
Mobile cramming was on the forefront of the Federal Trade Commission’s agenda recently, with the agency issuing a new report, testifying before...more
FTC Sues “Yellow Pages” Scammers -
In three new complaints filed in Florida and Washington federal courts, the Federal Trade Commission requested a halt to the operations of Canada-based telemarketers that scammed...more
COPPA Gets Parental Consent Updates -
With changes that should make it easier to develop child-directed apps, the Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidance for verifying parental consent under the...more
Suit Seeks To Include E-Mail Address Under Song-Beverly Protections -
First zip codes, now e-mail addresses?
According to a new complaint filed in California federal court against Express Fashion Apparel, LLC,...more
Ninth Circuit Finds No TCPA Vicarious Liability for Taco Bell for Texts Sent By Franchisee -
On July 2, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp. that is certain to give heart...more
Online Reviews Not Sufficient To Support Ad Claim, NAD Rules -
While recognizing the benefits of using new sources of information, the National Advertising Division (NAD) decided that an advertiser’s use of aggregated...more
Don’t Forget: FTC Settlement Over Memory Claims -
The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement – which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline – reached a settlement with the Federal Trade...more
Auto Lender Pays $5.5M Over FDCPA, FCRA, and FTC Act Charges -
More than $5.5 million was required to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against Consumer Portfolio Services, a California-based auto lender...more
FTC’s Data Broker Report: Transparency And Consumer Control -
Calling for greater transparency and an increase in consumer control, the Federal Trade Commission has released its report on the data broker industry....more
Native Advertising Needs Better Disclosures, Says NAD -
Taking another look at native advertising, the National Advertising Division recommended that Internet-based ad company Taboola modify its “recommendation widget”...more
Schwarzenegger Sues Over Publicity Rights -
The Governator has filed a $10 million suit alleging that Nevada-based Arnold Nutrition Group “brazenly stole and exploited” his likeness to market its products in...more
Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow: FTC Settles With Snapchat -
Now you see it … and now it’s still there.
Mobile messaging app Snapchat went with a catchier slogan, promising consumers that pictures and videos...more
W3C Reaches Milestone: “Do Not Track” Specification Set -
The road to establish an industry standard for Do Not Track has been long and winding.
Last year, efforts at consensus stalled, grinding the work of the...more
Defendant Agrees To Telemarketing, Robocalling Ban In FTC Deal -
A defendant agreed to a permanent ban from telemarketing and robocalling in a deal with the Federal Trade Commission, by settling allegations he had...more
NAD Decision Offers Reminder About Use of Before and After Pictures -
“Before” and “after” photos can provide powerful imagery for advertisers. But a recent decision from the National Advertising Division emphasizes...more
FTC Checks-In a Victory in Dispute with Wyndham Over Power to Regulate Data Security -
In a closely watched dispute over the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) power to regulate data security, a New Jersey federal...more
SAG Allocation Guidelines Trump Settlement Deal -
In the first decision interpreting the Screen Actors Guild 2009 Commercials Contract Allocation Guidelines, an arbitrator ordered a signatory to double its payments to...more
COPPA + State Law = Privacy Protection for Teens -
How does the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) interact with state law privacy protections for teens?
According to amicus briefs filed by both...more
SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs -
On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more
FDA “Dislikes” Drug Company’s Facebook Page -
Switzerland-based IBSA Institut Biochimique SA recently got a thumbs-down from the Food and Drug Administration over a Facebook ad for its hypothyroidism drug, Tirosint,...more
FTC Settles With ADT Over Deceptive Endorsements -
Don’t believe everything you see on TV or read on the Internet – at least not from ADT Security Systems.
According to an administrative complaint filed by the...more
Sue Like Mike: Jordan Wins Reversal in Publicity Rights Suit -
An advertisement congratulating Michael Jordan on his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame constituted commercial speech, the Seventh U.S. Circuit...more
Site Allows Consumers to Stop Mobile Tracking -
Don’t want to be tracked by retail stores while physically shopping? There’s a site for that.
Retailers use tracking information to collect data about how shoppers...more