• 11.05.19

    Keeping It Real: FTC Settles Cases Over Fake Social Media Indicators, Reviews

    In a pair of settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached agreements with a company that purportedly sold fake indicators of social media influence and another company that allegedly posted fake product reviews written by its employees.  

  • 11.05.19

    FDA, FTC Warn CBD Maker Over Product Claims

    In a joint warning letter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned Rooted Apothecary LLC about the claims it made for its cannabidiol (CBD) products.  

  • 11.05.19

    Not the NARB’s Favorite: Pasta Claims Should Be Discontinued

    The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) agreed with the National Advertising Division (NAD) that Goya Foods Inc. failed to support its objective preference claim that its Excelsior brand pasta is “La Pasta favorita de Puerto Rico” and that the claim should be discontinued.  

  • 11.05.19

    IAB Launches Compliance Framework for CCPA

    As the effective date for the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) inches closer, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and its affiliated standard-setting body, the IAB Technology Laboratory, have released for public comment a draft compliance framework (the Framework) for publishers and ...

  • 10.29.19

    New York AG Sues Dunkin’ Over Cybersecurity

    The New York Attorney General’s Office hit Dunkin’ Brands with a lawsuit over the company’s cybersecurity practices, alleging that the company tricked consumers about the extent to which it protects their personal information.

  • 10.29.19

    FTC Knocks Down MLM Pyramid Scheme

    The Federal Trade Commission reached a $150 million deal with multilevel marketing (MLM) defendants that also includes a ban from the business.

  • 10.29.19

    Clif Bar Survives False Ad Challenge

    A California federal court dismissed a false advertising lawsuit against the makers of Clif Bars and Luna Bars that challenged their packaging for white chocolate macadamia bars.

  • 10.22.19

    TikTok Makes Some Users Ad Stars—Without Asking

    Are you a TikTok user? If so, you might be surprised to find yourself in the social video platform’s recent ads.

  • 10.22.19

    FTC Targets False Celebrity Endorsements, Deceptive Claims

    The use of false celebrity endorsements and deceptive claims made by Zurixx, LLC, and related entities caused the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain a temporary restraining order.  

  • 10.22.19

    COPPA Workshop Explores Rule Changes

    As part of its review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop to discuss possible updates.



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