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    • Alert: DOJ Investigates Agency WPP For Price Fixing

      The Antitrust group of the US Department of Justice is heading up an investigation that is focusing on possible price fixing concerning video production and post-production practices of companies in the advertising industry. The investigation, which already has Publicis, Interpublic, and Omnicom on its possible offender list, is adding the world’s largest media agency, WPP, to its list.

      Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 16 readers -
  • Feds Going After More Facebook Users Than Ever

    … and civil society to push governments around the world to reform surveillance in a way that protects their citizens’ safety and security while respecting their rights and freedoms.” With Facebook’s stance in mind, a bi-annual report published Facebook indicates that for the first half of 2016, the social media giant saw a 27% increase in requests…

    Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insiderin Social- 13 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. Scammer…

    Pace Lattin/ Performance Marketing Insider- 9 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…

    Pace Lattin/ Performance Marketing Insider- 10 readers -
  • 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…

    Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 12 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 -
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