• 01.10.19

    Accountability Program Tackles Opt-Outs, Disclosures in New Decisions

    In its latest decisions, the Online Interest-Based Advertising (IBA) Accountability Program tackled the issues of privacy disclosures and consumer opt-out tools following inquiries into two advertising technology companies.

  • 12.20.18

    SEC Settles With DJ, Boxer Over Lack of Disclosures

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicated its intention to crack down on celebrities promoting initial coin offerings (ICOs), by announcing settlements with DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather, who failed to disclose that they received payments in return for their social media posts.

  • 12.20.18

    Record $4.95M COPPA Settlement in New York

    In what is believed to be the largest Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) settlement to date, Verizon will pay $4.95 million to the New York Attorney General’s Office based on violations allegedly committed by AOL.

  • 12.20.18

    ANA Seeks Changes to Massachusetts Data Breach Notification Law

    Still reeling from the enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) is pushing back against a proposed data breach notification bill in Massachusetts.

  • 12.20.18

    Rapper Hits Fortnite With Suit Over Dance Moves

    Did the wildly popular video game Fortnite misappropriate some of its dance moves?

  • 12.13.18

    Deceptive ‘Free Trial’ Offers Cost Defendants FTC Action

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) that brought a halt to an Internet marketing scam that touted supposedly “free trial” offers for personal care products and dietary supplements.

  • 12.13.18

    Honey Badger Makes Headlines in Ninth Circuit

    The honey badger is having another round of fame, thanks to a new Lanham Act opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

  • 12.13.18

    Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website

    Offering a separate website for those with disabilities does not comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website accessibility requirements, the agency made clear with a $200,000 fine to the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

  • 12.13.18

    BBB Launches New Online Tool to Report Bad Ads

    The Better Business Bureau announced a new online tool that allows consumers to report suspicious or questionable ads directly to the organization.

  • 12.06.18

    Cannabis Ads Get Standards From Industry Group

    Aiming to establish “a trustworthy, professional and ethical business space,” the cannabis industry’s self-regulatory organization finalized its first Advertising Standards.



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