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FTC continues crackdown on advertisers falsely claiming to comply with international Safe Harbor privacy framework

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2014

An online gaming company recently agreed to settle with the FTC charges that it falsely claimed to hold a current certifications under the US-EU Safe

MeetMe.com sued over use of minors’ information

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

MeetMe, Inc., a social networking website and mobile app operator, was recently sued by the San Francisco city attorney for alleged improper

Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for $6 million over unauthorized use of photo on social media

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2014

Actress Katherine Heigl filed a lawsuit against New York-based pharmacy chain Duane Reade over its unauthorized use of her name and likeness on its

NLRB General Counsel's Office issues four advice memoranda providing guidance on social media policies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2013

Recently, the Division of Advice at the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released four advice memoranda

COPPA FAQs updated, discusses social sharing and the “actual knowledge” issues for ad networks

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2013

In response to additional questions regarding the new COPPA regulations, the FTC has continued to review and update its COPPA FAQs. One question asks

Lawsuit against Facebook regarding use of minors’ images in ads dismissed

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

The district court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook on behalf of minors whose

NAD recommends maker of hair-color products change social media advertising practices to be more transparent

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2013

In a recent case the NAD recommended that eSalon modify or discontinue their social-media advertisement to avoid consumer confusion between

Can brands use celebrities in social media without permission?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2013

Brian Heidelberger recently published a video on Advertising Age.com titled "Mini Law Lesson: Can Brands Use Celebrities In Social Media Without

UPMC’s email messaging, and social media policies recently found to violate NLRA

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2013

An administrative law judge in Pittsburgh recently struck down an employer's email, e-messaging, and social media employment policies as

Gossip website posting of celebrity photos held not to violate right of publicity

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

A television news reporter sued the owner of a gossip website when the site's users submitted posts that allegedly defamed the plaintiff, including claims that the plaintiff used illicit drugs, was sexually promiscuous, and committed assault