• 11.02.17

    FTC: Stay Stuck on Security

    The Federal Trade Commission recently wrapped up its Stick with Security blog series, which dove deeply into data security lessons based on agency cases, closed investigations, and questions and comments from businesses.

  • 11.02.17

    Toy Website Can’t Play Around With COPPA

    In considering a toy website’s online promotion, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit recommended that the company improve its privacy practices in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and CARU guidelines.

  • 11.02.17

    Privacy Shield Gets Passing Grade

    In reviewing the first year of implementation of the European Union-United States Privacy Shield, the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council declared it “adequate.”

  • 11.02.17

    New SAG-AFTRA Waiver for Low-Budget Digital Productions

    Advertisers will soon be able to take advantage of a new waiver for digital low-budget commercial productions.

  • 10.31.17

    Eight-Figure Settlements Continue for TCPA Disputes

    Multimillion-dollar settlements continue to be a popular solution to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, as demonstrated by a recent retailer agreement.

  • 10.31.17

    Court Reduces TCPA Damages From $1.6B to $32M

    Finding $32 million to be a more reasonable award than $1.6 billion, a Missouri federal court judge ordered the producers of “Last Ounce of Courage” to pay for phone calls promoting the movie that ran afoul of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 10.31.17

    Human Intervention Means Program Not ATDS, Illinois Court Rules

    Human intervention to make calls on behalf of the defendant ruled out the use of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), an Illinois federal court judge has ruled, granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

  • 10.31.17

    Reassigned Numbers: Commenters Embrace Database, Split on Safe Harbor

    Of the dozens of comments filed in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) request on how to handle the problem of reassigned numbers, the majority appeared to support the agency’s plan to establish a central database, although opinions differed on the details.

  • 10.31.17

    Second Circuit Refuses to Rehear Consent Revocation Case

    In the TCPA lawsuit, Reyes v. Lincoln, filed in 2015, Reyes leased a new luxury Lincoln and provided his cell phone number in his lease application.

  • 10.30.17

    California Appellate Court Sides With Plaintiff in PAGA Suit

    A plaintiff seeking civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) for a violation of the Labor Code is not required to satisfy the “injury” and “knowing and intentional” requirements of the statute, a California appellate panel has concluded.