• 10.01.19

    Looking Ahead to Tokyo 2020

    Summer 2020 may seem like a long way off, but advertisers are starting to consider the opportunities—and challenges—presented by the upcoming Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • 09.24.19

    Online Accountability Program Update: Enhanced Focus on Enhanced Notice

    Continuing its efforts to have app and website operators provide users with enhanced notice about third-party data collection, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Online Accountability Program recently issued a pair of new decisions.

  • 09.24.19

    CEOs Call for National Privacy Law

    A coalition of chief executive officers (CEOs) representing 51 businesses urged congressional leaders to enact a federal privacy law that would preempt state laws and provide a uniform national framework.

  • 09.24.19

    Mercedes Drives Suits Against Artists Forward

    Four street artists can’t avoid a ride with Mercedes-Benz (“Mercedes”) in the auto manufacturer’s actions seeking a declaration that Mercedes’ posting of photographs on social media that depict the artists’ murals painted on public buildings did not violate their ...

  • 09.17.19

    TINA Not Playing Around With YouTube Kidfluencer

    A popular YouTube channel for kids is the subject of a new complaint filed by Truth in Advertising (TINA) with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  

  • 09.17.19

    New Decision Raises Questions About FTC’s Restitution Power

    A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have a significant impact on the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain restitution.

  • 09.17.19

    NARB, FTC Consider National Origin Claims

    With national origin claims on the enforcement radar of both the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC announced a public workshop later this month to consider claims such as “Made in USA.”

  • 09.17.19

    Compliance Tips From the Largest COPPA Settlement Ever

    In a record-setting deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, YouTube agreed to pay a total of $170 million to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the FTC Act.

  • 09.11.19

    FTC Warns Companies on CBD-Infused Product Health Claims

    The Federal Trade Commission warned three companies on Sept. 10 that they could not legally advertise that their CBD-infused products can “prevent, treat, or cure a human disease without competent and reliable scientific evidence to support such claims.”  

  • 09.10.19

    Third Circuit Goes Bananas for Copyright Protection

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit went bananas for copyright protection, ruling that a banana costume was copyrightable in a lawsuit filed by the maker of a competing costume.

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