• 12.14.17

    Subway Loses in Sweepstakes Review Before CARU

    When advertising sweepstakes to children, Subway must do a better job disclosing material information, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommended in a new decision.

  • 12.14.17

    ‘Phantom Markdowns’ Cost Real Millions

    Purported “phantom markdowns” cost The Children’s Place $6.8 million in a settlement agreement with consumers in California federal court.

  • 12.14.17

    Ninth Circuit: ESPN Prevails VPPA Dispute

    In the latest attempt to apply the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) to 21st-century technology, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of Chad Eichenberger’s lawsuit against ESPN Inc.

  • 12.07.17

    ADA Litigation Continues With Recent Settlements

    As the wave of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation against online retailers continues, a handful of companies have settled lawsuits for failing to make their websites accessible to those with visual impairments.

  • 12.07.17

    Dec. 31 Deadline to Preserve DMCA Service Provider Immunity

    By Dec. 31, 2017, eligible service providers must use a new online system at the Copyright Office to designate agents to receive Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices.

  • 12.07.17

    Lawmakers Seek to Keep Things Private

    Federal lawmakers are considering the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017, a new bill that would regulate the storage online of certain types of personal consumer information.

  • 12.07.17

    Sears Tries to Sell FTC on Settlement Tweaks

    Should the Federal Trade Commission revise its 2009 settlement with Sears involving the company’s data security practices?  

  • 12.07.17

    Up Next: Next Gen TV

    Targeted ads on television are likely in the future after the Federal Communications Commission gave the thumbs up to Next Generation TV technology in a recent vote.  

  • 11.27.17

    NAD Turns Down Mascara’s ‘1,944% More Volume’ Claim

    Claims for “1,944% more volume!” and accompanying “Before” and “After” photographs should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division advised Too Faced Cosmetics after reviewing the advertising for its Better Than Sex mascara line in a challenge brought by ...

  • 11.27.17

    New York AG Wants to SHIELD State From Data Breaches

    In the wake of the Equifax data breach, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman introduced a new measure to “close major gaps” in the state’s “weak and outdated” data security laws.