Google will pay $22 million to the Federal Trade Commission – the largest fine ever levied against a defendant for violating an existing consent order.
In the process of amending its Rule regarding the implementation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the Federal Trade Commission has requested additional comments on newly proposed modifications.
In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting an investigation and a corrective advertising campaign, the Public Health Advocacy Institute called Pepsi’s “Win from Within” television commercial and Web site deceptive, saying it could create an unreasonable risk of harm.
A new study found that public awareness of the advertising industry’s self-regulatory program remains low, although it rose over last year.
Google will settle charges that it violated the privacy of millions of consumers to the tune of $22.5 million, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal.
At a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee in late June, “The Need for Privacy Protections: Is Self-Regulation Adequate?”, legislators debated the efficacy of the online advertising industry's self-regulatory regime.
Three data security failures in less than two years that caused millions of dollars in loss constituted a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the agency alleged in a new suit against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.
In the social networking site’s latest legal news, Facebook has agreed to pay more than $20 million to settle a class action lawsuit over its “Sponsored Stories” ad feature.
The band Beach House is considering legal action against Volkswagen after the car maker repeatedly sought permission to use one of its songs in an ad and then, after the band refused, reportedly commissioned a “soundalike” song for the commercial.
Legislators and regulators are expressing concern following a report that Facebook is considering options that would allow children under the age of 13 to use the social media site.