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.....

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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