• 10.29.19

    FTC Knocks Down MLM Pyramid Scheme

    The Federal Trade Commission reached a $150 million deal with multilevel marketing (MLM) defendants that also includes a ban from the business.

  • 10.29.19

    Clif Bar Survives False Ad Challenge

    A California federal court dismissed a false advertising lawsuit against the makers of Clif Bars and Luna Bars that challenged their packaging for white chocolate macadamia bars.

  • 10.22.19

    TikTok Makes Some Users Ad Stars—Without Asking

    Are you a TikTok user? If so, you might be surprised to find yourself in the social video platform’s recent ads.

  • 10.22.19

    FTC Targets False Celebrity Endorsements, Deceptive Claims

    The use of false celebrity endorsements and deceptive claims made by Zurixx, LLC, and related entities caused the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain a temporary restraining order.  

  • 10.22.19

    COPPA Workshop Explores Rule Changes

    As part of its review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop to discuss possible updates.

  • 10.22.19

    Self-Regulatory Bodies Send Cases to FTC

    Facing no response from advertisers, both the Digital Advertising Accountability Program (Accountability Program) and the Digital Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) referred cases to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for regulatory review.

  • 10.15.19

    EU’s Highest Court Crumbles Cookie Consent Via Pre-Checked Box

    In the latest General Data Protection Regulation GDPR news the European Union EU Court of Justice ruled that companies cannot use prechecked boxes to obtain consumer consent to be tracked with cookies and must instead obtain consent by a consumer’s active behavior

  • 10.15.19

    Individual Issues Predominate, Eliminating Class in Song-Beverly Suit

    A California appellate panel affirmed the decertification of a class of consumers in a Song Beverly Credit Card Act lawsuit challenging Williams Sonomas collection of zip codes and email addresses during credit card sales  

  • 10.15.19

    ERSP Recommends Certificate Program Claims Be Modified, Discontinued

    Claims made in online and print advertising for a real estate and tax lien certificate investing program should be modified or discontinued the Electronic Retailing Self Regulation Program ERSP recently recommended  

  • 10.08.19

    NAD Recommends Animal Welfare Claims Be Discontinued

    Animal welfare claims on packaging for Hatfield pork products should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended to Hatfield Quality Meats in a recent decision.