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FTC action ends one robocaller company’s telemarketing business

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2012

A proposed settlement agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and a Los Angeles-based telemarketing business, SBN Peripherals (dba Asia Pacific Telecom Inc.), bans the company and several others involved with the business from telemarketing

FTC reviewing comments addressing proposed COPPA rule revisions

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2012

Several industry trade groups have objected to aspects of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) current proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule

Operator of celebrity fan sites must pay for COPPA violations

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2012

The operator of fan websites for celebrities including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over alleged violations of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the COPPA Rule

Friends cannot spam friends on Facebook without giving rise to a CAN-SPAM violation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2012

A recent decision from the US District Court from the Northern District of California serves as a reminder to advertisers that encouraging users to send commercial messages from their Facebook accounts may result in civil liability under the CAN-SPAM Act

Mobile apps must comply with privacy and truth-in-advertising laws

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released guidance for mobile app developers

FTC halts online marketer using negative options and inadequate disclosures

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reached a proposed settlement with Green Millionaire LLC and others based on the defendants’ practice of offering a free product, then using a negative option plan to sign consumers up for an online magazine that they never ordered

Wyndham attempts to fight back against the FTC

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2013

In an ongoing battle in the District Court of New Jersey, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (Wyndham) is attempting to fight back against the Federal

FTC attempting to catch COPPA rule up to the technology

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2011

This month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is seeking comments on its proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “COPPA Rule” or the “Rule”), which was implemented to enforce the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Groupon and LivingSocial may need to strike a deal before they can provide one

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2011

Several lawsuits have been filed against Groupon and LivingSocial, two companies well known for providing special offers online that allow consumers to sign up for a deal-of-the-day and purchase products and services at special rates for limited windows of time

New York court deals poker companies a victory

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2012

Poker and casino companies rejoice!