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DAA launches a consumer education campaign

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

In January 2012, the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) launched an education campaign to inform consumers about interest-based advertising and how to take greater control of their online privacy

Federal Trade Commission issues closing letter on Hyundai blog campaign

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) issued a closing letter on November 16, 2011, to Hyundai Motor America (“Hyundai”), ending its investigation into the company’s blogging campaign that was intended to build interest in advertisements scheduled to premiere during the Super Bowl

Congress considers online gambling legislation

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

Since passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act ("UIGEA") in 2006, which made it illegal for a person "in the business of betting or wagering" to receive money in connection with unlawful internet gambling, a number of legislative initiatives have been introduced that propose an alternative regulatory framework for online gambling, including licensing, taxing, and regulating different forms of online gambling

House of Representatives passes update to Video Privacy Protection Act

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

On December 6, 2011, the House of Representatives approved legislation (H.R. 2471) authored by Rep. Goodlatte that would amend the consumer consent provisions of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”

Federal Trade Commission privacy report expected in November

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") is expected to release a report recommending new privacy principles for online and offline data collection and use for marketing and advertising purposes

FDA publishes draft social media guidance documents

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released drafts of two new guidance documents that are relevant to companies offering prescription drugs

FTC modifies COPPA rule proposal

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released a new set of proposed amendments in its ongoing review of its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulations

Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general continue to examine blogs

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and state law enforcement agencies are closely scrutinizing the practice of using fake blogs or "flogs" to generate interest in an advertiser’s products and services

Congressional Privacy Caucus considers children’s and teens’ online privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

On December 14, 2011, the House Congressional Privacy Caucus (“Caucus”) convened its first briefing of the 112th Congress and examined protecting children and teens online

Department of Commerce issues NOI on copyright

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

Since April of this year, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force has been examining the intersection between privacy, copyright, global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy by holding various symposia and public meetings on such topics and issuing a numbers of Notices of Inquiry ("NOI"