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The FTC steps up enforcement of misleading software and mobile app promotional claims as FDA deregulates low-risk health IT devices.
In recent weeks, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken several enforcement...more
New DAA App Brings Choice to Mobile -
Bringing consumer choice to mobile applications, the Digital Advertising Alliance released “AppChoices,” a free app that will allow consumers to opt out of tracking on mobile...more
FY 2016 budget request reflects FDA’s broadening scope of activities -
The regulator’s requested budget of $4.9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year represents a 9% increase from the enacted FY 2015 budget, with $147.7...more
Many of the media reports around the recent Superfish debacle completely miss the main issue.
First, though, let's recap what's been alleged about Superfish and similar types of pre-installed software. The allegation...more
Tinder, a popular mobile dating app, recently shut down an ad campaign from Gap, stating that the campaign violated the app's terms of service. Gap's failure to comply with Tinder's terms of service is a cautionary tale for...more
Recently, the mobile platforms have played an important role in improving end-user privacy. Along these lines, Apple, in or around iOS version 6.0, created a new, unique identifier that could be used in place of the UDID and...more
What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make headlines in 2015? Digital Health for one, Big Data for another....more
Privacy Authorities to App Marketplaces: Post Links to Privacy Policies -
An international coalition of 23 privacy regulators released a plea to app marketplaces to act like “a responsible corporate citizen” and make...more
In This Issue:
- What’s in a Like?
- R.I.P.: The Facebook “Like” Gate
- Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes
- Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
Between a lock and a hard place. Should search engines be responsible for verifying the legitimacy of the companies they include in their search results? A locksmith in Lorton, Virginia, is claiming that they should. Mark...more
BakerHostetler's Alan Friel recently interviewed FTC staff lawyer Kandi Parsons and Assistant New Jersey Attorney General Elliot Sibers at the opening session of the Children's Advertising Review Unit ("CARU") of the...more
..Clearing the air. Aereo, the startup broadcasting service that lost big in the U.S. Supreme Court last June, just lost another, and possibly its last, court battle. A U.S. district judge in the Southern District of New...more
FTC Mows Down Astroturfing at Yahoo -
The Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into “astroturfing” by Yahoo employees and declined to take enforcement action because of the limited number of workers...more
Understanding the Once And Future Native Advertising -
What is “Native Advertising”?
The definition of “native advertising”, or simply “native”, is admittedly an elusive one. There are many definitions put forth...more
Use of Flawed Study Results in $3.5M Settlement with FTC -
For relying upon the results of a flawed study to make what the Federal Trade Commission characterized as “baseless” and “hopelessly flawed” weight-loss claims...more
Complimentary TCPA Update Webinar: The Year in Review and What Lies Ahead -
One year has passed since the implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s revised Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules....more
FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review -
It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced.
Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been...more
FTC Sues “Yellow Pages” Scammers -
In three new complaints filed in Florida and Washington federal courts, the Federal Trade Commission requested a halt to the operations of Canada-based telemarketers that scammed...more
In a recently released staff report, the Federal Trade Commission makes several recommendations designed to reduce “mobile cramming.” Cramming occurs when consumers access or enroll in third-party services through a mobile...more
COPPA Gets Parental Consent Updates -
With changes that should make it easier to develop child-directed apps, the Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidance for verifying parental consent under the...more
Privacy is a hot topic these days, and the automotive industry is no exception. Connected cars, in-car location services, telematics systems, event data records (black boxes), driverless cars, online consumer targeted...more
..Twitter is rolling out a new type of advertising that reportedly has been very successful for Facebook’s mobile business — mobile-app install ads, which link directly to games and other apps in popular mobile app stores...more
Last week the Federal Election Commission met in executive session on Tuesday, February 4 but canceled its open meeting scheduled for February 6. The Commission was able to release a supplement to the underlying opinion...more
Shape Magazine Should “Clearly and Conspicuously” Disclose Branded Content, Says NAD -
Keeping a close eye on native advertising, the National Advertising Division recently reviewed an article in Shape magazine that...more
FTC Shines a Light on Flashlight App’s Geolocation Data Sharing -
In the agency’s first action involving geolocation data, Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission that the...more
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