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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Bills Proposing To Amend The CCPA Move Forward In California Assembly
In late April, the California state legislature's Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee held hearings on nine bills that seek to refine the California Consumer Privacy Act
United States
23 May 2019
EPA Issues Significant New Use Rule Banning Certain Uses Of Asbestos And Foreshadows Forthcoming Asbestos Risk Evaluation
On April 17, 2019, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final "significant new use rule" (SNUR) prohibiting over one dozen uses of asbestos
United States
6 May 2019
Pasta La Vista: NAD Recommends Goya Discontinue "Puerto Rico's Favorite Pasta" Claim
The National Advertising Division ("NAD") has recommended that Goya Foods, Inc. toss claims that its Excelsior brand pasta is "Puerto Rico's Favorite Pasta,"
United States
2 May 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: March
The U.S. Department of Justice announced major news in the world of consumer products this month.
United States
2 May 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: FTC Warns Jewelers About #LabGrownDiamond And "Eco-Friendly" Diamond Claims
The FTC recently sent warning letters to eight marketers of lab-created diamonds concerning implied claims on social media that their diamonds are mined (rather than simulated)
United States
29 Apr 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: FTC Emphasizes That Providing Free Products Can Bias Reviews
In a case signaling that the FTC intends to continue its crackdown on review manipulation, snack company UrthBox, Inc. has reached a settlement with the FTC after allegedly misrepresenting that its customer reviews ...
United States
26 Apr 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: FTC Announces July 2019 Repair Restrictions Workshop, Solicits Research And Comments
The FTC has announced that it will host a workshop on July 16, 2019, called Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, aimed at examining manufacturer restrictions on consumer and third-party
United States
29 Mar 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Advertiser Presses Snooze On NAD: Claims Referred To FTC
On February 25, the National Advertising Division ("NAD") referred Nectar Sleep's "Limited Offer: $125 Off + 2 Free Pillows" claim to the FTC after the advertiser declined to participate in the NAD's
United States
12 Mar 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Thinking Of Purchasing 5-Star Reviews? Think Again!
On February 26, the FTC announced a settlement with a weight-loss pill company that is alleged to have purchased 5-star Amazon reviews from a third party. The settlement includes a judgment ...
United States
8 Mar 2019
Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: CCPA Amendment Bill Seeks To Expand Private Right Of Action And Eliminate 30-Day Cure Period For CA AG Enforcement Actions
On February 22, 2019, California state senator Hannah Beth-Jackson introduced a bill (SB-561) that would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA")
United States
7 Mar 2019
Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: U.S. Senate Commerce Committee To Hold Hearings On Privacy: February 27
On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing titled "Privacy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework in the United States."
United States
18 Feb 2019
The Nickel Report: Issue Spotting: How Privacy May Impact The Energy Sector
Energy companies may not be thinking much yet about federal legislation to regulate the consumer data they hold, but they should be.
United States
14 Feb 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: NAD Finds Responsibility For "Made In USA" Does Not Extend To Third-Party Customer Reviews
n Ia challenge brought by Aquasana, Inc., the NAD determined that Advanced Purification Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of water filtration systems, was not responsible for substantiating or correcting "Made in USA" claims.
United States
14 Feb 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: Recall Roundup: January
The partial federal government shutdown forced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or "Commission") along with other agencies to close for 35 days.
United States
12 Feb 2019
State Attorneys General Continue To Fill The Enforcement Gap For Consumer Protections
Financial institutions and lenders must remain vigilant with compliance measures moving into 2019 to avoid violation of enhanced federal and state consumer protection laws and increased scrutiny
United States
5 Feb 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Going "Paperless" May Soon Be Mandatory In California
On January 7, 2019, California Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced Assembly Bill 161 which would prohibit businesses from providing paper receipts ...
United States
31 Jan 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: Wyoming Legislature Considers Digital Asset Legislation
A vigorous competition among the states to regulate digital assets has begun to develop. Some states, such as New York, have adopted regulations that take a very proscriptive approach to regulation in the interest of consumer protection.
United States
29 Jan 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: NAD Stops Spread Of Confusion After Condiment Makers Lay It On Thick
The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus ("NAD") has settled competing challenges between Kraft Heinz
United States
28 Jan 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: Your Cash Is Not Welcome Here
Retail stores and businesses are generally free to develop their own policies regarding acceptance or non-acceptance of certain forms of payment.
United States
28 Jan 2019
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