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 Benetton’s “Unhate” Ad Campaign; NAD Reviews Biodegradability Claims; and FTC Sues Over “Assistance and Support” for Telemarketing Violations

Excerpt from "Sen. Rockefeller Targets Online Tracking for Hearing"

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) recently announced that he plans to hold a hearing and invite Facebook and other technology companies to testify about their use of consumers’ “personal information.”

Sen. Rockefeller’s interest was piqued by a USA Today article that reiterated concerns about Facebook’s ability to track users even after they log out of the social network, or when they visit other sites using the “like” button or other plug-ins.

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