• 01.25.13

    Energy Drink Draws the Ire of the NAD

    The National Advertising Division is wading into the controversy surrounding energy drinks.

  • 01.18.13

    Instant Instagram Controversy

    Popular photo-sharing app Instagram received coal in its stocking after announcing new terms of service just before the holidays.

  • 01.03.13

    Takeoff: First California Suit Over Mobile Apps Hits Delta

    Making good on her threat of legal action, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed the first lawsuit against a mobile application for failing to have a privacy policy.

  • 12.26.12

    SPECIAL FOCUS: FTC Announces Final Amendments to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    On December 19, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted long-awaited final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule” or “Rule”). 

  • 12.14.12

    Facebook Proposes More Changes Affecting User Privacy

    Online hotel reservation sites may be in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by misrepresenting the hotel room reservation price that consumers can expect to pay, the agency said in recent warning letters.

  • 12.07.12

    Judge Approves $22.5M Google Settlement

    Just around the recent Thanksgiving holiday, a federal district court granted final approval of the record-setting $22.5 million settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google, which had been accused of violating the terms of a previous consent order with the agency.

  • 11.29.12

    Could Papa John’s be Liable for $250 Million in a Spam Text Suit?

    According to class action counsel, Papa John’s could be civilly liable for more than $250 million in damages, as a result of a recent decision by a Washington federal court judge to certify a class of consumers in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit. 

  • 11.21.12

    FTC, CFPB Target Mortgage Ads

    Working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission announced a collaborative effort targeting deceptive and misleading mortgage advertisements.

  • 11.16.12

    FTC Takes Action Against Robocalls

    In a joint enforcement effort with state officials in Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida, the Federal Trade Commission announced actions against five robocall companies based in those states.

  • 11.09.12

    Face It, Says FTC, You Need to Handle Facial Recognition Technology Responsibly

    The Federal Trade Commission released “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies,” a staff report that the agency hopes will provide guidance to the increasing number of companies using such technology.



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