• 05.23.19

    FTC, App Stores Break Up With Dating Apps

    Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store dumped three dating apps after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a warning letter to their operator about apparent FTC Act and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) violations.

  • 05.23.19

    NAD Washes Out Superiority Claims in Tide Pods Commercial

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Procter & Gamble (P&G) discontinue a television commercial featuring a comparative product demonstration performed by former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

  • 05.23.19

    Cochlear Implant Magazine Ad Gets NAD Attention

    A cochlear implant company has agreed to permanently modify its magazine advertising after the National Advertising Division (NAD) reviewed a problematic ad as part of its routine monitoring program.

  • 05.23.19

    North Dakota Jumps on Auto Renewal Law Bandwagon

    Joining the recent trend of jurisdictions stepping up oversight of automatic renewal laws, North Dakota has enacted a measure regulating auto renewal provisions in the state.

  • 05.16.19

    FTC Actions Emphasize Data Security

    In the most recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions alleging data security violations, the agency settled with an online rewards website and a dress-up games website over allegations that the sites failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data.

  • 05.16.19

    It’s a Deal: SAG-AFTRA Ratifies New Commercials Contract

    The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) members overwhelmingly voted to ratify the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, which was finalized by SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) on April 2, 2019, following months of negotiations.

  • 05.16.19

    A Catfight Over Copyright

    A photographer has filed suit against Clorox and its ad company for copyright infringement, arguing that the defendants made use of her photos far beyond what the parties agreed in the contract.

  • 05.16.19

    Update on State Privacy Laws

    In the latest developments surrounding state-level privacy laws, legislators advanced amendments that could ease the burden of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), while the Washington Privacy Act (WPA) appears dead in the water—for now.

  • 05.09.19

    Accountability Program Hits Milestone: 100 Decisions

    Congratulations to the Online Interest-Based Advertising (IBA) Accountability Program, which issued its 100th public action this week and a report documenting its work over the past eight years.

  • 05.09.19

    Plaintiff Dirties Panera’s ‘Eat Clean’ Claims

    A new class action lawsuit filed in California federal court accuses Panera Bread of false advertising based on a campaign promoting the fast-casual restaurant chain as a place to “eat clean.”