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FTC updates COPPA Rule
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

Following a multi-year review that began in 2010, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has released its updated Children's Online Privacy Protection


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


California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act does not apply to online downloadable purchases
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

For now, online retailers can rest assured that they are not liable under California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act if they require customers to


Federal Trade Commission announces roundtable discussion on privacy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2009

The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission") recently announced that it will hold a series of public roundtable discussions beginning on December 7, 2009, to address developing challenges to consumer privacy created by new technology and business practices


Senate Commerce Committee considers post-transaction marketing practices
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 17, 2009, Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) convened the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation ("Senate Commerce Committee") to hold a hearing to examine the impact that "post-transaction marketing" and related "data pass" practices have on consumers


Food and Drug Administration holds hearing on online medical products advertising
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 12-13, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held a public hearing titled “Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools.”


Senator Markey and Representative Barton reintroduce Do Not Track Kids Act
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

On November 14, 2013, the Do Not Track Kids Act (S. 1700 and H.R. 3481) was introduced in both chambers of Congress by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Sen


Court dismisses class actions challenging use of third-party cookies on Safari browsers
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

On October 9, 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of the legal claims raised against four online advertising companies in 25 putative class


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


Heard on the Hill
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

On August 1, 2013, Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and RankingMember Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's ("Committee"