• 09.21.12

    Fight Over the “No. 1 Champagne in the World”

    Asserting that competitor Armand de Brignac falsely claimed that its champagnes are “Rated the No. 1 Champagne in the World,” Moet Hennessy filed suit in federal court.

  • 09.13.12

    FTC Warns Window Manufacturers About Energy Claims

    On the heels of a similar enforcement action, the FTC recently sent 14 warning letters to the manufacturers of windows and window glass cautioning the recipients that they may be making unsupported energy-savings claims.

  • 09.06.12

    WOMMA Releases Updated Social Media Guide

    The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) released a new version of the group’s Social Media Marketing Disclosure Guide (WOMMA Guide), updating the original version released in 2010.

  • 08.29.12

    VPPA Covers Streaming Video Online, Court Rules

    In refusing to dismiss a lawsuit brought against online service Hulu, a federal judge has ruled that streaming online video is subject to the requirements of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

  • 08.24.12

    FTC Issues Record Fine Against Google

    Google will pay $22 million to the Federal Trade Commission – the largest fine ever levied against a defendant for violating an existing consent order.

  • 08.16.12

    FTC Seeks Additional Comments on COPPA

    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.

  • 08.09.12

    FTC Asked to Investigate Gatorade “Flu Game” Ad

    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.

  • 08.02.12

    Consumer Awareness of Behavioral Advertising Rises—But So Does Concern

    A new study found that public awareness of the advertising industry’s self-regulatory program remains low, although it rose over last year.

  • 07.27.12

    Report: Google to Pay $22.5 Million Fine to FTC Over Privacy Violations Summit

    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.

  • 07.20.12

    Senators Debate Online Self-Regulatory Regime

    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.



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