• 05.18.17

    FTC Emphasizes Disclosures in Letters to Influencers, Marketers

    Influencers and marketers must clearly disclose their relationships, the Federal Trade Commission reiterated in more than 90 letters sent by the agency after it reviewed social media posts by celebrities, athletes and other influencers.

  • 05.11.17

    New in False Ad Suits

    The range of products targeted in recent false advertising class actions ran the gamut from baseball bats to a messaging app to soup.

  • 05.04.17

    Trust for TRUSTe’s COPPA Changes? FTC Seeks Comment

    Changes may be coming to TRUSTe’s safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule, and the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment.

  • 04.27.17

    Massachusetts AG Fences off Geofencing Ad Campaign

    In what appears to be the first time a consumer protection law was used to object to a company engaging in GPS-based ad targeting, Copley Advertising settled with Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Martha Healey after she challenged the company's targeting of women near health clinics.

  • 04.20.17

    Amazon, FTC Reach Deal Over In-App Charges

    Amazon and the Federal Trade Commission have agreed to drop their appeals in a lawsuit accusing the online retailer of billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.

  • 04.13.17

    Business Supply Scam Operators Banned From Telemarketing

    The Federal Trade Commission banned the operators of an office supply business from telemarketing pursuant to a settlement deal in Texas federal court.

  • 04.06.17

    Upromise's Broken Promise to FTC Costs $500,000

    For going back on its promise to abide by the terms of a Federal Trade Commission order, Upromise will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to the agency.

  • 03.30.17

    Ad Groups Push for FCC Privacy Rule Reversal

    The drama surrounding the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules continues.

  • 03.23.17

    Stop Pulling My Leg: Pully Block Systems Not “Made in USA”

    A distributor of pulley block systems agreed to stop making what the Federal Trade Commission said were false, misleading and unsupported claims that its products are “Made in USA.”

  • 03.16.17

    Privacy Policy, Notifications Mandatory Under Updated Google Rules

    On March 1, Google updated its Play Store policies with a host of changes that take effect on March 15, 2017, including a requirement that app developers post a privacy policy to the store listing and provide certain in-app privacy disclosures.