• 01.17.19

    When You Wish Upon a Puppy … CARU Steps In

    Just in time for the holidays, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) cracked down on television ads for the Wish Me Puppy and recommended that the manufacturer, Jay at Play, modify the advertisements so that children are not tricked into believing their wishes will magically come true ...

  • 01.17.19

    GDPR Enforcement Actions, Fines Pile Up

    Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018, data protection authorities in the European Union (EU) have wasted no time in launching enforcement actions and issuing fines.

  • 01.17.19

    Fortnite Dances Its Way Into More Lawsuits

    Popular video game Fortnite has yielded another new trend: lawsuits against Epic Games for allegedly stealing famous dance routines for use in the game.

  • 01.17.19

    Ninth Circuit Not Confused by Almond Milk

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed a victory to the makers of almond milk in a false advertising suit, affirming dismissal of the lawsuit after finding it implausible that consumers would confuse the drinks with cow milk.

  • 01.17.19

    Privacy and Data Security 2018 Year in Review

    In many ways, it was the year of data privacy. In this article, we identify five of the biggest trends in privacy and data security, including the mammoth European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect, the hurried passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the ...

  • 01.17.19

    Privacy and Data Security 2018 Year in Review

    In many ways, it was the year of data privacy. In this article, we identify five of the biggest trends in privacy and data security, including the mammoth European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect, the hurried passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the ...

  • 01.17.19

    What’s Ahead for Health Policy in 2019

    The new year begins with a divided Congress, which is already gridlocked over a funding agreement to end the partial government shutdown now entering its fourth week.

  • 01.16.19

    New Year, New CFPB? Kraninger Memo Sparks Debate

    Perhaps setting the tone at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), new Director Kathy Kraninger urged Bureau employees to “vigorously enforce the law” but refrain from presuming guilt about industry participants.

  • 01.16.19

    FTC Bans Student Loan Debt Relief Scammers

    Student loan debt relief scammers were on the receiving end of a ban by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as part of the agency’s Operation Game of Loans.

  • 01.16.19

    Federal Reserve Documents Growth in Card Payments

    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) released its latest study on payments, documenting a continuing—and accelerated—“robust growth” in card payments.