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A US-based manufacturer was recently investigated by the Federal Trade Commission after improperly labeling country-of-origin information that violated the Textile Products Identification Act and Textile Rules.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this month issued new guidance on the use of social media influencers in marketing campaigns.
The FTC was primarily listening for comments without providing much input.
Lenwood Hamilton, also known as Hard Rock Hamilton, claimed that Gears of War character Augustus Cole infringed his publicity rights because the video game character had a number of features he felt were identified with him.
Retailers that issue gift cards should be aware of a recent wave of class action lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the end of October.
As security risks continue to be at the forefront of legislators’ agendas across the country, New York has joined the growing roster of states pressing businesses to develop more robust breach procedures.
News and analysis that matters for privacy and data security.
The US Federal Trade Commission is considering changes to the rules governing negative option offers, including automatic renewals. A “negative option” is an offer for goods or services in which a consumer’s inaction constitutes acceptance of an offer. 
Associate Eva Pulliam recently wrote the article, "CCPA's Potential Impact in the Automotive Space," that was published in The Privacy Advisor on October 1, 2019.
A for-profit higher education company recently agreed to pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming in large part from deceptive practices by third-party “lead generators.”
The Gap, Inc. recently settled a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer employed a misleading pricing scheme in The Gap and Banana Republic outlets and factory stores.
Headlines that matter for privacy and data security.
We are pleased to provide you with the updated, 2019 version of the Arent Fox Survey of Data Breach Notification Statutes.
Headlines that matter for privacy and data security.
Operators of a negative option scam recently settled FTC charges for offering “risk-free” trials and then charging full price for the trial product and enrolling consumers in a continuous subscription without obtaining consent. The defendants are required to pay over $9 million in consumer refunds.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice with the addition of Partner Julia B. Jacobson.
The FTC recently brought action against two companies for including non-disparagement provisions that bar or impose financial penalties on consumers for writing negative reviews in their form contracts, without a meaningful opportunity for consumers to negotiate such terms.
Data protection authorities in the UK and France have released updated guidance for website operators that use cookies on their websites.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released updated data security guidance in connection with a proposed settlement with LightYear Dealer Technologies, LLC (dba DealerBuilt), a service provider for the auto dealer industry.
Behind the Screens: Headlines that matter for privacy and data security
The US Copyright Office recently considered a federal right of publicity law which, if enacted, would help to create a rule that can be applied more uniformly to alleged infringements.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it will renew efforts to investigate and police companies that use misleading advertising to sell legitimate products and services.
The FTC recently filed claims against Douglas Monahan for operating four crowdfunding schemes in which consumers were told their contributions were going towards the development of high-tech backpacks and bags.
In addition to monetary harm, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reiterated the fact that nonmonetary injuries resulting from privacy and data security violations are likely to attract its attention.