As consumers increasingly connect to the Internet using multiple devices—such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, TVs and wearable devices—advertising technology companies have rapidly developed capabilities to reach the same consumers across their various devices.
On Friday, the FTC published updates to the COPPA FAQs, the Commission’s compliance guide for businesses and consumers, to address the applicability of COPPA and the Amended COPPA Rule to educational institutions and businesses that provide online services, including mobile apps, to educational institutions.
Data security is big news. And so is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Put the two together in a crucible of litigation, and it is sure to be a blockbuster.
On March 14, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced procedural revisions governing the FTC process when it loses an injunction bid in federal court, to block the consummation of a merger pending its in-house administrative proceedings on the legality of the merger.
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) have renewed their vow to continue to coordinate their activities and avoid duplication of federal law enforcement and regulatory efforts.
Old and new regulations established by state professional boards that are composed of “active market participants” such as physicians, dentists and therapists, may be subject to antitrust challenge following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission.
2014 marked a year of significant change in the marketing communications industry.
FTC and State AGs: Political Survey Preface Does Not Allow Sales Robocalls to Avoid Do-Not-Call and Telemarketing Sales Rule Compliance
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 10 state Attorneys General announced the filing of a complaint and proposed stipulations against Caribbean Cruise Line (CCL) and several other companies that, respectively, alleged and resolved claims that the companies’ coordinated phone sales program violated the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and state consumer protection laws.
Consumers often read reviews before buying a product or signing up for a service. Because of that, many companies closely monitor what consumers say about them online, and even take steps to generate positive buzz. One way companies do that is by incentivizing happy customers to write reviews.
After much anticipation, the Third Circuit heard oral arguments (audio) last Tuesday in the interlocutory appeal in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp.