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New York AG Concludes “Operation Child Tracker”; Companies Agree to Penalties Totaling $835,000 For COPPA Violations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

The New York Attorney General recently concluded its COPPA compliance investigation, “Operation Child Tracker,” and announced Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro


Company pays $40k settlement for allegedly scraping LinkedIn Corp.’s user data
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2014

Robocog, Inc., doing business as HiringSolved, allegedly scraped content from LinkedIn Corp.'s member data and displayed this information in their


Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guidelines
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

Earlier this year, Pinterest quietly updated its guidelines for conducting contests and other types of promotions on the Pinterest platform. Those


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


Advertising Law Snapshots, Volume 1, Issue 7
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2016

Employee posted tweets complaining of charges by Chipotle for "extras" (like guacamole), and complaining about level of wages paid


Warner Bros. Settles FTC Action About Inadequate Disclosures by YouTube Influencers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. recently settled an action arising out of a 2014 advertising campaign for its video game, Middle Earth: Shadow


Employer may be liable for accessing employee’s LinkedIn account
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

A Pennsylvania court recently found that a plaintiff who alleged her employer unlawfully took control of her LinkedIn account could not proceed on claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Lanham Act, although the court did find that the former employee could proceed on her state law claims for invasion of privacy, identity theft, conversion, and tortuous interference


Manager’s Facebook post did not establish invasion of privacyemotional distress claims
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2012

A Minnesota court recently dismissed the invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims of a former employee after a manager posted about the employee's termination on Facebook


WOMMA updates social media marketing disclosure guide
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

The Word of Mouth Marketing Association ("WOMMA") recently updated its Guide to Disclosure in Social Media Marketing ("Guide"). The current Guide is released as part of an ongoing effort on the part of WOMMA to memorialize best practices in the word of mouth marketing industry


NLRB Acting General Counsel issues second report on social media
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

On January 24, the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Lafe E. Solomon, (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a second report, Memorandum OM 12-31, which updates the Acting General Counsel’s earlier August 2011 report on social media issues in the workplace