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Weight Loss Claims and Dr. Oz Gain Congressional Interest

We’ve all heard the statistics showing obesity rates rising in the U.S. year after year. Most of us are well aware of the billion dollar diet and weight-loss supplement industry to which millions turn with the hope of finding...more

President Obama announces surveillance reforms: key points for businesses

In a speech that garnered worldwide attention, President Barack Obama has announced important reforms in the ways the US government will gather, store, use and retain signals-related information. These changes will quickly...more

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing On Patent Demand Letters - Last Thursday, November 7, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing titled “Demand Letters and Consumer Protection:...more

Patton Boggs' TechComm Industry Update - April 25, 2012

In This Issue: -FCC Meeting -Future of Video Programming -House Science Subcommittee Hearing: Avoiding the Spectrum Crunch -Chairman Genachowski to Appear Before Senate Appropriations -Incentive Auctions for...more

Obama Sets Out Privacy Framework; FTC and DAA Preview Privacy Priorities

The White House Report. On February 23, 2012, the White House released a report entitled Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy,...more

White House Announces New Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Today the White House released its long-awaited Privacy Report in which it unveiled a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights intended to provide consumers with greater online privacy protection, and establish a blueprint...more

Advertising Law - December 8, 2011

In This Issue: Manatt Honored by The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel as Law Firm of the Year; Sen. Rockefeller Targets Online Tracking for Hearing; FTC Extends Deadline for COPPA Comments; Pope Doesn’t Like...more

Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-Up, June 1-20

This is the sixth of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs. 1. Perjury, Obstruction and Barry Bonds’ Conviction Read why we regard the...more

EPIC Advises Congress on Do Not Track Proposal

EPIC submitted a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, following a hearing on "Do Not Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time?" Congress is considering proposals that would enable users to opt-out of...more

Advertising Law - June 22, 2010

In This Issue: *Diet Supplement Manufacturer Settles False Claims Suit for $2.5 Million *FTC v. Kellogg, Part II *Groups Respond to Boucher’s Privacy Bill *Virginia Passes New Law on Promotions *Senate Commerce...more

Antitrust Division's Top Economist Addresses Congress On The Newspaper Industry

Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, provided a Statement, entitled "A New Age for Newspapers: Diversity of Voices, Competition and the Internet"...more

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