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TCPA Update: Court Rules Predictive Dialer Not an ATDS

Courts continue to grapple and split on what qualifies as an "automated telephone dialing system."  This creates uncertainty for telemarketers about potential liability exposure...

TCPA Claim Dismissed Based on Consent Grounds

A federal court in Ohio recently granted a motion to dismiss a TCPA case because the plaintiff did not properly alleged that he did...

FTC and FDA Warning Letters Instructive for Cannabis Advertisers

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently sent joint warning letters to four companies that manufacture and advertise flavored liquids used...

SCOTUS Limits Disclosure of Confidential Records Under FOIA

On June 24, 2019, in the matter of Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, the U.S. Supreme Court held that confidential commercial and...

Are These the Most Fraudulent Mobile Networks?

According to court documents unsealed this week, Uber is suing five mobile ad-tech companies—along with roughly 100 unnamed third parties that they worked with—in...

FTC Announces New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission and its law enforcement partners have announced a crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country...

New York Attorney General Internet Marketing Investigations and Subpoenas

The New York Attorney General’s Office is perhaps the most aggressive state regulatory agency in the nation when it comes to regulating ad tech. ...

Federal Government Enhances Focus on Corporate Compliance Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division recently released an update to the guidance document “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” Immediately thereafter, the Department of...

The California Privacy Act’s Impending Impact on Ad Tech

Passed in 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “Act”) has been the subject of consistent controversy, criticism from tech lobbyists and support from...

Online Dating Service Found To Have Violated the CAN-SPAM Act

Zoobuh is at it, again. Recently, in the matter of Zoobuh, Inc. v. Savicom, Inc. (D. Utah), a federal district court found that the plaintiff...

Payment Processor Permanently Banned After FTC Alleges Violation of Court Order

The FTC's efforts to police the payment processing industry continue... An individual and his payment processing company have agreed to...

Hate Videos: YouTube Has Done almost Nothing to Prevent Hate Speech from Showing Up

Despite a claim in 2017 that they would do more to crack down on Hate Speech on their platform, after a massive...

Think U.S. Regulators Are the Only Ones Policing Influencer Marketing? Think Again.

The Competition and Markets Authority is the British government agency that regulates advertising. According to reports, it recently sent numerous warning...

What digital marketers need to know about cybersecurity

Leading technology vendors, major mass media, and industry experts have recently corroborated the fact that cybercrime will cost approximately $6 trillion per year by...

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The FTC, CBD and the Law During Covid19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of cannabis companies that advertised CBD products as effective in preventing or treating COVID-19 without obtaining...

FTC Settles Another Health Claim Action

“Treats Chronic Pain… Clinically Proven… Smart Device… Approved by the FDA…” These are all claims the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says defendants...

OfferGlobe and Steve Mandes Illegal Spammers and Scammers Review.

OfferGlobe is an offshore advertising company with multiple registered addressees both in the UK and seemingly in the tax haven of Seychelles. They...

What Marketers Must Know About CBD Ads

An increasing number of celebrities and social media personalities are endorsing the use of cannabidiol (CBD) products through social media. Many of...

Affiliate Scammers Michael Giannulis and Michael Williams Named by Feds for $300 Million in Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down a group of affiliate marketers who ensnared consumers into a fraud business coaching program called...
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