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Class certification denied to Hulu users in video privacy claim

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

A California federal judge disallowed the certification of a class action which had accused Hulu LLC of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act by

FDA issues proposed guidance for social media

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2014

On Tuesday, the FDA issued proposed guidance for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for advertising on social media platforms with

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

Online advertiser settles with FTC for use of flash cookies without adequate disclosure

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2011

The Federal Trade Commission recently settled with ScanScout, a video advertising network that serves targeted advertising through the use of online behavioral advertising methods

NAD recommends General Mills instruct consumers to disclose receipt of gift cards in connection with social media endorsements

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

The National Advertising Division (NAD) recently reviewed General Mills' "Taste Off" advertising campaign, which included several taste preference

NLRB invalidates several employers' social media policies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2012

As we recently reported, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its administrative law judges have issued decisions striking down several workplace social media policies, creating uncertainty as to what social media activities employers may lawfully regulate or prohibit. In one such case, an administrative law judge for the NLRB held that an employer's policy prohibiting employees from making "disparaging or defamatory comments" about the employer on social media websites was overbroad and unlawful

Manager violated the Stored Communication Act by using a fake Facebook account to see an employee's posts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2013

In an arbitration decision released recently, an arbitrator found that a U.S. Border Patrol manager violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA) when

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

FTC settles COPPA allegations with operator of Justin Bieber fan website

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

Artist Arena LLCan operator of fan web sites for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and Demi Lovatohas agreed to pay $1 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the sites violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Does your social media policy violate federal law?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

The National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, recently issued a report on employer policies governing the use of social media in the workplace