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As part of our ongoing effort to advise clients on significant developments in cybersecurity that are likely to impact their businesses, we have been actively reporting on the case of in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation,...more
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued new Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which will come into force in stages beginning July 1,...more
CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION -
Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....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
The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena.
Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...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
On February 11, the FTC announced a settlement to resolve allegations that a children’s online entertainment company falsely claimed it was abiding by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor international privacy framework. The FTC alleged...more
We discussed fashion and online retail and the new related legal issues.
When a fashion company decides to approach e-commerce, it is likely that it will deal with different jurisdictions, taking into account, for...more
Italy: Agcom decisions on sport events - Following a consultation with the main stakeholders, the Italian Communication Authority has issued two new decisions concerning radio and audiovisual media’s freedom of press during...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
BETTING AND GAMING -
UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
A Senator Raises Privacy Questions About Cross-Device Tracking -
Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of...more
SPECIAL FEATURE: Manatt and Mergermarket Release New Study on U.S.-China Deal Activity in Entertainment, Advertising and Digital Media Sectors -
Investment and M&A activity between the U.S. and China in the...more
In This Issue:
Manatt Partner Linda Goldstein Invited to Speak at ERA’s Great Ideas Summit; Lance Armstrong’s Confession Leads to Legal Action . . . Will Endorsers Follow Suit?; “Business Coaching” Defendants Settle with...more
On January 24, 2013, the UK Data Protection Watchdog — the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) — fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000 (about $400,000) for its alleged failure to implement...more
Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) have received numerous stakeholder submissions and inquiries in relation to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and its two...more
On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6671, an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA) codified at 18 U.S.C. § 2710, which will permit companies, such as Netflix, to obtain advance...more
On January 10, President Obama signed H.R. 6671, which amends the Video Privacy Protection Act to facilitate compliance for modern video service providers. The Act was originally passed in 1988 to limit the disclosure of...more
The operator of fan websites for music stars, like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, aimed at the “tweeners” audience has settled with the FTC over charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)...more
The operator of websites for Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by improperly collecting personal information from children under 13. Artist Arena, LLC...more
In This Issue:
New Guidelines for Social Networking, Digital Marketing of Alcohol; CARU Refers Three Movies for Ads Targeted to Those Under 13; NAD Weighs In On Toothbrush Whitening Claims; Michaels Settles for $1.8M...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a rulemaking notice proposing to update its rules implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to reflect changes in technology and online practices,...more
Marketers of sporting events and products, like those in other industries, increasingly use customer data to promote events and products, to get to know their customers and fans, and to improve customer service. Last December...more
The attached article provides details about the FTC's recently-finalized settlement with Twitter about the company's alleged data security deficiencies that allowed hackers to gain administrative control of the site twice in...more
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