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7th Circuit Issues Lebamoff Opinion
As you likely have read in the trade press already, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Lebamoff v. Rauner.
United States
5 Dec 2018
TTB Expands COLA Allowable Revisions
TTB Industry Circular 2018-2, dated March 26, 2018, expanded the list of allowable revisions for approved Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) applications.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Portions Of FCC's Onerous TCPA Rulemaking
Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued a long-awaited decision on an omnibus challenge to the FCC's interpretation of the TCPA.
United States
26 Mar 2018
Upcoming FTC Workshop On Informational Harm | Next Brushstrokes On The FTC's Consumer Privacy And Security Enforcement Canvas
On September 29, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) formally announced a December 12th workshop on informational injury—the injury a consumer suffers when information about them is misused.
United States
27 Oct 2017
Regulating The Internet Of Toys
New technologies and the expansion of the Internet of Things have allowed children of this generation to experience seamless interactive technologies through microphones...
United States
14 Aug 2017
THE LATEST: Rohit Chopra, Progressive Student Loan Watchdog, Recommended For FTC Commissioner
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is composed of five Commissioners each with terms of seven years.
United States
22 May 2017
Higher Mitigation Of Fines Due To Prompt Implementation Of Measures Addressing Authority's Concerns In Unfair Commercial Practices Investigations
In a decision published on 10 February 2017, imposing Samsung Electronics Italia S.p.A. ("Samsung") fines totaling € 3.1 million for alleged aggressive unfair commercial practices...
United States
28 Feb 2017
Unclaimed Property Gift Card Legislation To Watch
Most states are well off to the races with their 2017 legislative sessions and several states have gift card legislation pending that would impact unclaimed property holders.
United States
20 Feb 2017
Expansion Of Liability In Product Labeling Cases
An unprecedented surge in consumer fraud lawsuits over the last several years has consumers and lawyers closely scrutinizing product labels and advertisements.
United States
24 Nov 2016
FDA To Redefine "Healthy" Claim For Food Labeling
The FDA recently took two actions involving the use of the claim "healthy" on food labels.
United States
6 Oct 2016
Guidance On Ransomware Attacks Under HIPAA And State Data Breach Notification Laws
The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to implement security measures.
United States
11 Aug 2016
DOJ And FTC Encourages Competition Between Lawyers And Non-Lawyers In The Provision Of Legal Services In Comments On North Carolina "LegalZoom" Bill
On June 10, 2016, the DOJ and the FTC jointly submitted a letter recommending that the North Carolina General Assembly limit the definition of the "practice of law" only to activities for which "specialized legal knowledge and training" is demonstrably necessary to protect consumers.
United States
8 Jul 2016
Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Finding Of Consumer Fraud Act Violation In Sales Tax Overcollection Case
Plaintiff's claim under the Act was based on his purchase of a converter box. At the time of his purchase, Plaintiff presented a coupon issued by the federal government for a $40 credit against the purchase price.
United States
10 Feb 2016
FTC Report Alerts Organizations About The Risks And Rewards Of Big Data Analytics
On January 6, the Federal Trade Commission released a report that it hopes will educate organizations on the important laws and research that are relevant to big data analytics.
United States
26 Jan 2016
FCC Releases Order Clarifying TCPA
Last Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission released Declaratory Ruling and Order 15-72 to address more than 20 requests for clarity on FCC interpretations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
United States
14 Jul 2015
Recent Decisions Narrow Scope Of Liability Under Video Privacy Protection Act
Two significant decisions under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in recent weeks have provided new defenses to companies alleged to have run afoul of the statute.
United States
1 May 2015
Update On State Breach Notification Laws
In the first few months of 2015, a number of states have introduced data breach notification bills and proposed legislative amendments designed to enhance consumer protection...
United States
15 Apr 2015
China To Implement New Personal Data Protection Rules
Effective March 15, 2015, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) will implement the new Measures for Penalties for Infringing upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers (Measures).
27 Feb 2015
States Respond To Recent Breaches With Encryption Legislation
The New Jersey Legislature passed legislation that requires health insurance companies offering health benefits to encrypt certain types of PII.
United States
25 Feb 2015
The White House Calls For Action Where Congress Has Failed To Deliver
On January 12 and 13, 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made two announcements regarding the White House's continued work to address evolving issues in privacy and security.
United States
16 Feb 2015
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