FTC & State AG

The FTC has increased the maximum civil penalty from $16,000 to $40,000 per violation of laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), CAN-SPAM, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”). The Federal Civil...

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The FTC sent a loud signal, in the form of a $925,000 settlement with mobile ad network InMobi, that the Commission’s focus on ad tech data privacy is not limited to app developers and websites,...

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In a settlement with Practice Fusion, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that the electronic health records provider tricked consumers into believing they were providing feedback to their doctors when in fact, the company populated its...

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The FTC approved a final consent order against clothing store Lord & Taylor (“L&T”), following allegations that it failed to disclose paid online native advertising and endorsements for its Design Lab product roll out. The...

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First Circuit Clarifies FTC’s Powers

May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clients often ask what the FTC can force a company to do after alleged violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits unfair or deceptive practices. In the FTC’s long-standing battle with Jerk.com,...

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The FTC and State AGs have been very active in the privacy, security, and advertising space. Despite your compliance efforts, the day may come when you receive a letter from the FTC or a State...

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As “native” ads have become an increasingly effective way to engage users and generate revenue, we have also seen several recent developments towards creating standards for native ads. These include FTC guidance issued in December...

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The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) new report on big data, signifies its intent to continue regulating the commercial use of consumer information through the enforcement of existing discrimination laws. It also clarifies the FTC’s interpretations...

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The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement requiring Lumos Labs, the company behind the Lumosity “brain training” program, to pay $2 million to the FTC and agree to certain future restrictions on advertising. The FTC...

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Three years ago the FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Those amendments significantly changed the Rule in several ways, including by classifying persistent identifiers as “personal information” and prohibiting child-directed apps...

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