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Merchants and processors beware: FTC consumer warning about use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is a warning to you too
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

The June 22 FTC blog posting warning consumers about the use of bitcoins and other virtual currencies should be a call to action for those accepting


What social currency can do for and to the marketer’s brand
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2015

The newest currency behind marketing is not money. It is consumers’ social reach. Marketers are experimenting with ways to use social currency to


OBA accountability program makes first governmental referral
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2014

Launched in 2011, the Accountability Program enforces the ad industry’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. The OBA


Here today, still here tomorrow: FTC settles with Snapchat
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

Mobile messaging app Snapchat went with a catchier slogan, promising consumers that pictures and videos sent through its service, known as "snaps,"


FTC settles with RockYou for alleged privacy violations
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with online gaming company RockYou, which allegedly failed to maintain data security for its users and violated provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”


To Pin or not to Pinthat is the question
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

Millions of people have flocked to Pinterest.com in the latest craze of social media sites


Special focus: FTC release highly anticipated final report on consumer privacy
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

On March 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its long-awaited final report on privacy, titled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change" (Report


FDA releases limited guidance for social media use
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

After months of waiting by the pharmaceutical industry, the Food and Drug Administration quietly released its “Guidance for Industry Responding to Unsolicited Requests for Off-Label Information About Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices” in the Federal Register


Know when to hold ’em: DOJ opens door for online gambling
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The likelihood that online gambling will soon be legalized has increased now that the Department of Justice issued a recent memorandum opinion


Advocates, proponents weigh in on COPPA updates
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

As the timeline for making comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule came to an end, groups have staked out their positions