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.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) is the federal agency charged with enforcing consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices, including Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”).
Yikes, Yelp! Targeted in FTC’s Stepped Up Enforcement of Children’s Privacy – General Audience Services Take Heed
Singling a predicted renewal of enforcement of the federal children’s privacy law following broad expansion last year of who and what is covered by the rules, the FTC has filed and settled two recent law suits against mobile app publishers, resulting $750,000 in civil penalties.
In August 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final orders resolving its actions against Fandango, LLC (“Fandango”) and Credit Karma, Inc. (“Credit Karma”) for allegedly misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps to customers because of alleged security flaws in both mobile applications. Companies can look to the complaints and settlement orders for guidance in implementing security measures for their own mobile apps.
As readers of this blog know, Pam looks at OSHA’s website often to stay up to date on news that impacts manufacturers.
Earlier this week, the FTC announced a settlement with a company that supplies functional ingredients to food and dietary supplement sellers.
All Native Advertising is Not Equal: Why That Matters Under the First Amendment and Why It Should Matter to the FTC
Last December, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop entitled “Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content” to address the latest and greatest darling of the digital media advertising world – Native Advertising, otherwise known as sponsored content, sponsor generated content, branded content, brand journalism, or some would say, the less flattering infomercial or advertorial.
Unsuspecting children downloaded apps from the Google Play store with “unlimited in-app charges without Google requiring entry of a password or other account holder involvement to obtain the account holder’s consent before the charges were incurred” according to FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Chair Edith Ramirez.