• 08.17.17

    Finding No Injury, First Circuit Tosses Deceptive Pricing Suits

    In affirming the dismissal of a pair of deceptive-pricing class actions, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, said the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that they suffered any injury.

  • 08.17.17

    Federal Lawmakers Consider IoT Security Standard

    A new federal bill would regulate security for Internet of Things (IoT) devices by requiring government vendors to conform to standards and make sure that products can have security problems patched.

  • 08.17.17

    Court Rules Ford Trucks’ Claim Is Puffery

    A false advertising suit against Ford Motor Co. was limited after a federal court judge found the company’s “Built Ford Tough” claim is non-actionable puffery.

  • 08.17.17

    FTC Continues Series With Collection, Retention Safety Tips

    For the Federal Trade Commission’s second blog post in its “Stick with Security” series, the agency discussed how to maintain a focus on security, regardless of the size of a business or the type of data it handles.

  • 08.10.17

    Nevada Becomes Third State with Privacy Policy Law

    Joining the ranks of California and Delaware, the state of Nevada adopted a new law mandating that, beginning Oct. 1, websites and other online services post a privacy policy.

  • 08.10.17

    Apple Takes Bite From Data Security False Ad Suit

    Apple scored a victory in a data security suit when a California federal court judge denied a plaintiff’s motion to certify a class of consumers asserting false advertising claims.

  • 08.10.17

    New Jersey Limits Use of Shopper Data

    Shoppers in New Jersey were promised increased privacy after Governor Chris Christie signed the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act that limits the collection and use of personal information obtained from consumers.

  • 08.10.17

    FTC Blog Posts Offer Security Guidance

    In an effort to provide insight into the Federal Trade Commission’s data security principles, the agency pledged to each week share a new blog post with lessons for businesses.

  • 08.03.17

    U.K. to Ban Gender Stereotypes in Ads

    Gender stereotypes in advertising will be banned as a result of new guidelines that will be promulgated by the main advertising regulators in the United Kingdom and go into effect in 2018.

  • 07.27.17

    ‘World’s Best’ Is Puffery, Not Objectively Provable Claim

    The claim “World’s Best Glass Cleaner” is puffery, the National Advertising Division decided in a challenge brought by S. C. Johnson & Son Inc. against advertiser PLZ Aeroscience Corporation.