Celina Kirchner Discusses Social Media Advertising Laws
BakerHostetler Partner Paul Karlsgodt Discusses Privacy Class Actions
BakerHostetler Partner Alan Friel Talks Big Data and Data Collection
The TCPA: Basics, Targeted Industries, and Trends
Polsinelli Podcasts - Removing Caps on Punitive Damages: What is the Impact on Business?
Omnicom's Lawyer: Inside the Publicis-Omnicom Merger
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Taking office amid widespread criticism surrounding Russian anti-gay legislation and the Sochi Winter Games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach began his leadership in 2013 with reform on his agenda. “It’s...more
It starts with an inaccurate, possibly fake, online review. Then a post appears on a consumer complaint forum. Suddenly, there is a surge of false postings about your company on social media sites. Invariably, these anonymous...more
As a technology law blogger and co-editor of Socially Aware, I monitor emerging developments in information technology. What’s hot in IT today? Any shortlist would have to include social media, mobile, wearable technology,...more
The explosive growth of social media has clients facing legal questions that didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Helping your clients navigate this muddled legal landscape will have them clicking “like” in no...more
Companies should revisit their policies for influencer programs for compliance with the updated guidance.
Online advertising and promotion first attracted the attention of the Federal Trademark Commission (FTC) in 2009....more
Bankers care deeply about the communities they serve. I need look no further than recent CBE interviews or the good work in my own community funded by local banks or their employees. Stalwarts in community arts, fundraising...more
The FTC, in recent staff statements, has sought to clarify advertisers’ and publishers’ obligations regarding native advertising and social media promotions, particularly regarding when and how to clarify to readers that a...more
The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance -
Reports from the European Commission and the FTC on privacy and security best practices for IoT - key issues and highlights...
Are IPRs impacting the pharmaceutical...more
When Will Things Change -
The existing PRC Advertising Law (Existing Law) entered into force on February 1, 1995 and has not been amended since then. With the advance of the internet and the fact that the average person...more
Recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission highlight the need for companies to review the sufficiency of their advertising disclosures. Companies should take particular care when launching an ad campaign using social...more
Legislation and Regulation -
What are the principal statutes regulating advertising generally?
The principal federal statute regulating advertising in Canada is the Competition Act, which is a law of general...more
UK: Tweaks to rules on sales promotions and competitions - The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of...more
In light of the continued expansion of digital and social media, the FTC has released updated guidance on disclosing endorser relationships. In addition to reiterating its general guidance on when and how disclosures need to...more
Yesterday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a new social media law in Oregon, the first in the nation, that limits employers from requiring employees to have social media accounts for employment, and to require...more
For the first time since 2009, the FTC has updated the Q&A on its Endorsement Guides. The Endorsement Guides represent administrative interpretations of laws enforced by the FTC, specifically the applicability of Section 5...more
In recent years, companies have increasingly relied on social media platforms to promote their products, often featuring testimonials and endorsements from consumers and public figures as well as other user-generated content....more
DAA Mobile Privacy Code Enforcement Begins In September -
Get ready: September 1 marks the beginning of enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s mobile privacy code, the group recently announced. Companies will...more
Social media allows users to effortlessly communicate globally with nothing more than a few keystrokes. Advertisers have harnessed the power of social media bloggers and incorporated it as a key component of their...more
On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual...more
Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels.
As we reported last year, the FCA...more
Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct...more
As reported by several media outlets in the last few weeks, the Beastie Boys are seeking nearly $2.4 million in attorneys’ fees from Monster Energy Co.—the maker of the eponymous Monster energy drinks—after Monster was found...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
A Growing Chorus of Federal Courts Finds User IDs, by themselves, Do Not Count as Personally Identifiable Information under the VPPA Recently, a federal district judge joined a number of his colleagues around the country who...more
Twenty years ago, the social media world we now live in was the stuff of science fiction. Today, social media is a critical business tool creating unprecedented opportunities for direct consumer interaction, brand awareness,...more
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