Advertising and Marketing - September 22, 2011


FTC Proposes COPPA Changes, Seeks Public Comment

Last week, the FTC released proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), which gives parents control over what personal information websites may collect from children under 13.....

Michaels Settles Reference Pricing Case

The New York Attorney General's office announced a significant reference pricing settlement with the retail chain Michaels on Monday.....

SAS Group Settles Over “Free Items” Case

On Tuesday, New York-based direct marketer SAS Group settled a case with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office alleging that the company promoted supplemental “free” products to consumers making purchases, but charged shipping and handling fees that far exceeded actual shipping and handling costs and, in some cases, reflected actual cost of the “free” item.....

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