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Dark Web Provider Escapes Wrongful Death Drug Case
This last week of May has been a big one in the James Bond universe. It includes the birthdays of Ian Fleming, who wrote the books, of Richard Maibaum,
United States
11 Jun 2019
Design Is Not Content: Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That Communications Decency Act Provides Immunity To Website Against Negligent Web Design Claim
Does the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provide immunity to a website against allegations that its design and operation enabled a third party to buy a gun, which the third party
United States
22 May 2019
HHS Reexamines Prior Interpretation Of The Health Information Technology For Economic And Clinical Health Act's Penalty Structure
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") filed a Notice of Enforcement Decision (the "Notice of Enforcement") on April 26, 2019
United States
15 May 2019
FDA To Implement OIG Suggestions On IoT Cybersecurity
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a report in September 2018 after a review of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) policies, procedures, and guidance relating to cybersecurity reviews of networked medical devices
United States
29 Oct 2018
Facebook And Employers Are Subject To Gender Bias Employment Complaint
Several women and the Communications Workers of America have brought an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ...
United States
28 Sep 2018
Preparing For The Next Phase Of Influencer Marketing – The CGI Influencer
Social media influencers are constantly competing for likes, partnerships, and ways to differentiate themselves from others.
United States
26 Jul 2018
Should The President's Tweets Create A "Public Forum"?
You might be aware that the President of the United States has a Twitter account.
United States
7 Jun 2018
College Athletes Appeal To Seventh Circuit Against Fanduel's And Draftkings' Use Of Images
A proposed class of approximately 3,000 former college athletes recently filed an appeal in the Seventh Circuit against FanDuel and DraftKings. T
United States
7 Mar 2018
District Judge In The SDNY: Embedding Links To Third-Party Web Content Is Copyright Infringement
Copyright holders have an exclusive right to display images and other works.
United States
23 Feb 2018
Safety Tips for Parents Buying Smart and Connected Toys This Holiday Season – From CARU
Happy Holidays Readers! We wanted to share this very interesting post from the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) that discusses important issues to consider when buying that new high-tech toy.
United States
18 Dec 2017
Sears Petitions to Change Its 8-Year-Old FTC Privacy Settlement Order
On October 30, 2017, Sears Holding Management Corporation ("Sears") petitioned the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") to reopen and modify the settlement to which they agreed in 2009. At that time, Sears agreed to a consent order to resolve the FTC's complaint that Sears allegedly did not adequately disclose the scope of its collection of "online browsing" data collected from users of Sears' desktop software application. This landmark enforcement action was one of the FTC's first uses of its sec
United States
4 Dec 2017
Better Business Bureau Enforces IBA Self-Regulatory Principles
The Better Business Bureau's Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program has cracked down on two digital advertising companies for allegedly violating the industry's self-regulatory principles concerning interest-based advertising.
United States
11 Sep 2017
Massachusetts Issues Proposed Regulation Imposing Sales Or Use Tax Obligations On ‘Internet Vendors' Beginning October 1
On July 28, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (the "Department") issued Proposed Regulation 830 CMR 64H.1.7 (the "proposed regulation") that, if adopted, would require "internet vendors"...
United States
1 Aug 2017
FTC Submits Comments On Security Support For IoT Devices
The FTC in June submitted comments to the working group convened by the NTIA, which is studying the security of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices and how they interact with consumers.
United States
10 Jul 2017
Modernizing Government Technology Act Passes House, Moves to Senate
The revised Modernizing Government Technology Act (HR 2227) passed the House by voice vote May 17. Identical legislation already has been introduced in the Senate by Sens. Gerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.),
United States
19 May 2017
Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms
A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material.
United States
13 May 2017
New Laws Criminalize Online Ticket Bots And Protect Consumers' Right To Review
Earlier this month, President Obama approved two pieces of consumer protection legislation aimed at curbing the use of automatic programs to purchase tickets through online sellers and . . .
United States
4 Jan 2017
FTC Unanimously Approves Settlement With Pet Food Manufacturer Over Alleged False Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final Decision and Order settling a dispute with pet food producer Mars Petcare US, Inc. related to advertisements for Mars' Eukanuba brand dog food.
United States
16 Dec 2016
"Sharing Economy" Report Issued by FTC for Internet-Based Services
The FTC released a 100-page staff report this past November that assesses evolving business models relying on internet and app-based "sharing economy" platforms, such as those providing peer-to-peer services ..
United States
10 Dec 2016
FTC Releases Report On The "Sharing Economy" For Internet-Based Services
Last month, the FTC released a staff report entitled " The 'Sharing' Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators," that assesses evolving business models relying on internet and app-based "sharing economy" platforms ..
United States
10 Dec 2016
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