Just when you thought that you heard it all, the FTC announced yesterday that it settled with marketers of caffeine-infused “shapewear” over unsubstantiated weight loss claims.
Advertising Week has always been an important week to those in the industry, and last week I sat down with Advertising Week’s Executive Director, Matt Scheckner, to talk about this year’s Advertising Week and how it reflects the changing face of the industry.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent warning letters to more than 60 national advertisers regarding the inadequacy of disclosures in their television and print ads.
In letters sent to more than 60 companies, including 20 of the top 100 TV and print advertisers in the country, the FTC warned companies to review specific ads to ensure their disclosures are “clear and conspicuous,” and that they comply with federal advertising regulations.
Yelp Settlement with FTC Over Alleged Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Violations Highlights Possible Pitfalls of Age-Gating
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Yelp, Inc., the online review service, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $450,000 for failing to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
On Monday, the FTC hosted a public workshop on the topic of big data and discrimination entitled, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?”
Making good on its warnings that mobile apps will be an enforcement priority under the revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, the FTC has announced two settlements with mobile app developers.
In previous posts, we’ve noted that if a person who writes a review about a product has a connection to the company that makes the product, that connection should be clearly disclosed.
Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes.