• 06.06.19

    Do Not Track Makes Tracks to Congress

    It’s ba-ack: The Do Not Track bill has returned to Congress, this time sponsored by Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).

  • 06.06.19

    NARB Cleans Out Litter Box Claims

    Cat litter product claims got messy at the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), with the self-regulatory panel both agreeing and disagreeing with the recommendations of the National Advertising Division (NAD) on appeal.

  • 06.06.19

    Class Action Challenges Retailer’s Sale Email, Pricing Model

    A Washington resident has filed suit against children’s clothing retailer Carter’s over an email touting a sale price that she alleges was false and deceptive.

  • 06.06.19

    Game Over for Loot Boxes in New Proposed Legislation

    A new federal bill would ban loot boxes, the controversial in-game rewards that have recently made headlines.

  • 06.04.19

    Just Passed: Nevada to Allow Consumers to Opt Out of Data Sales by October

    Nevada has just passed its own privacy law, SB 220, allowing consumers to opt out of data sales by web operators in exchange for monetary consideration.

  • 05.30.19

    FTC Unpacks Complaint Against Crowdfunding Campaigns Used by Backpack Company

    The operator of a deceptive crowdfunding scheme who told consumers he was raising money to develop a high-tech backpack and other products and then failed to deliver any of the products—and used most of the funds for himself—was hit with a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint in ...

  • 05.30.19

    NAI Bans Under-16 Behavioral Targeting

    Pursuant to a new code of conduct, the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) has banned members from the behavioral targeting of consumers under the age of 16.

  • 05.30.19

    Virtual Currency Gets Real Social Media Ads

    Reversing course, Facebook has relaxed the advertising standards for the promotion of blockchain, cryptocurrency and other financial products on the social media site.

  • 05.30.19

    FTC Commissioners Discuss Authority

    The commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently appeared before Congress, testifying before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, and sitting down with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer ...

  • 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.