Advertising and Marketing News - December 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE:

- Facebook Reaches Privacy Settlement With FTC

On Tuesday, the FTC announced a long-anticipated settlement with social media giant Facebook over the site's privacy practices.....

- FTC Extends COPPA Comment Period Until Dec. 23

The FTC has extended the comment-filing deadline for Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to December 23, 2011, after a number of organizations cited concerns over the complexity of issues raised by the proposed amendment.....

- Unusual Supreme Court Case Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences for TCPA Compliance

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).....

- Recent CIPA Ruling Sets Stage for Call Monitoring Showdown

Last week, a California court of appeals ruled that the California Invasion of Privacy Act prohibits a business from monitoring its own customer service and other telephone calls conducted in the ordinary course of its own business unless consent is obtained from each person on the call.....

- FTC Announces Shutdown of Another “Fake-News” Marketer

On Thursday, the FTC announced that it had shut down another marketer using so-called “fake news” websites to market diet and detox products to consumers.....

- NY AG Investigation puts Cause Marketing in the Crosshairs

The New York Attorney General recently launched an investigation into cause-related marketing of “pink ribbon” charities.....

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