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    • HIPAA Rules Are Also Covered by FTC Act

      HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, provides regulation for the use of a person’s health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, sets the definition of how a covered entity is to use personally identifiable health related information of an individual. In short, it prevents healthcare providers from supplying personally identifiable health information ...

      Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 12 readers -
    • Trump Signals He Will Weaken Federal Trade Commission The transition of power from President Barack Obama to President-Elect Donald Trump is underway. Although President-Elect Trump did not lay out specific policy prescriptions about data privacy or consumer protection during his candidacy, his recent choice of Dr. Joshua D. Wright to lead transition efforts at the Federal Trade Commission provides some hints as to the ...

      Pace Lattin/ Performance Marketing Insider- 9 readers -
    • Jason A. Kotzker Pay Day Scammer Banned for Life by FTC

      The Federal Trade Commission has successfully taken down another Pay Day Scammer, Jason A. Kotzker. He had been charged by the feds in this case for selling personal information from people who thought they were applying for payday loans online and sold it to a scam that tapped consumers’ bank accounts and credit cards without consent.

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  • UK Regulators Examaning Illegal Affiliate Spam Text

    The UK has their data regulator looking into as many as 400 companies, many of which are online gambling sites, concerning their text marketing efforts, which may be considered spam. The Information Commissioner’s Office has sent out specific requests to these companies requiring that they explain their marketing efforts, and how they were using the personal data of their customers.

    Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 8 readers -
  • FTC Pursues Fake Tech Support Scammers

    … The FTC has shut down a multinational tech support company that they allege are using pop-up ads with loud siren type audio sounds, to alert computer users of false security threats. The alerts prompt the users to call a toll-free number that connects them to overseas telemarketers. These telemarketers then offer, for hundreds of dollars…

    Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 8 readers -
  • Slingbox Streaming Service Ad Case Dismissed

    … does not appear to violate New York law if no contrary representations were made, up-front. Of course, query whether the injection of advertisements interferes with intended functions or imposes additional costs. Please contact an advertising compliance lawyer to discuss this ruling in further detail, including the implementation of legally…

    Richard B. Newman/ Performance Marketing Insider- 14 readers -
  • Warner Brothers Reports Own Site As Illegal to Google

    … Warner Bros’ high-pressure anti-piracy campaign went one step further last month, as the entertainment company named its own website in a list of sites that it believed had illegally infringed on its copyright. While most people can’t get Google to remove anything from their search results, Warner Bros has gone a step further and been…

    Pace Lattin/ Performance Marketing Insider- 11 readers -
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