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The use of consumer data for legitimate, reasonably anticipated purposes has been an ongoing theme of late, from consumer, advertiser, and government plaintiff perspectives. Two recently filed lawsuits allege that mattress comp ...
The Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order suggests that Telephone Consumer Protection Act defendants may initiate legal action against third-party customers who fail to provide notice regarding reassigned t ...
Despite the proliferation of deceptive pricing class action lawsuits, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Guides against price comparisons and “sale” prices are often overlooked by marketers seeking to offer “discounts.” These issues ...
The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is an independent government agency tasked with protecting America’s consumers. A few weeks ago, in testimony before the Senate, the FTC spelled out several shady marketing practices ...
Posted on 09 September 2016. The FTC recently announced that 2017 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will increase from 2016, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice. All telemarketers calling consumers in the United States are required to download the numbers on the DNC Registry to ensure they do not call registered consumers.
Posted on 06 September 2016. In the wake of a federal and state enforcement sweep dubbed Operation Mis-Modification, the principals of a mortgage relief operation and their companies have been banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business pursuant to court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Posted on 25 April 2016. Cybersquatting is closely related to trademark infringement and trademark dilution. A person engages in cybersquatting when he/she registers, uses or sells an Internet domain name with the intent to profit from it either by ransoming the domain name back to the trademark owner or by using the domain name to divert business from the trademark owner.
Posted on 08 February 2016. On February 2, 2016, the European Union and U.S. negotiators announced an agreement in principle to replace the invalidated U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework in furtherance of permitting the transfer of personal data to the U.S. The new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield includes clear safeguards to be put in place by the U.S.