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Supplement Marketers Settle FTC Deceptive Advertising Charges

A health products company and its owner have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine that they deceived consumers with promises that their products could treat everything from arthritis to memory loss.  The proposed federal court order bars the defendants from engaging in a wide range of business […]

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Trump Picks Corporate Antitrust Lawyer to Lead FTC

President Trump has chosen Joseph J. Simons, an antitrust lawyer who has represented a number of tech companies, including Microsoft, to lead the Federal Trade Commission.  Other seats at the agency have also been filled, one of which by Rohit Chopra, a fellow at a consumer advocacy group. The nominations are expected to be approved […]

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GDRP Impact on Digital Marketing

GDRP Impact on Digital Marketing The General Data Protection Regulation is a regulation that is intended to strengthen data protection for individuals within European Union countries.  At its core, the GDPR is intended to provide individuals more control over and additional safeguards with respect to their personal data, including the right to be forgotten and […]

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Investigating the Equifax Data Breach

Last month, reports surfaced that Equifax, Inc., one of the nation’s leading credit reporting services, was the subject of a historic cyberattack that compromised the security of financial and other personal information of more than 143 million U.S. consumers.  The data breach involved names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit […]

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FTC Defense Attorney Alert: “Influencer” Actions Make News

FTC Defense Attorney Alert:  “Influencer” Actions Make News The Federal Trade Commission has alerted influencers and those in control of them to three developments, including the FTC’s first law enforcement action against individual online influencers for their role in misleading advertising practices. According to the FTC, the respondents deceptively endorsed the online gambling site CSGO […]

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What Telemarketer’s Need to Know About the “SCAMS Act”

Shortly after being named the acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen stated that a consumer protection priority during her tenure will be stopping fraudulent schemes targeting vulnerable individuals, including the elderly. The Commission is making good on that promise. In May 2017, the FTC announced a broad-sweeping nationwide and international crackdown on […]

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FTC Halts Unsupported Opiate Withdrawal Treatment Claims

According to a recent FTC press release, a company that marketed itself as “the leader in home opiate detox since 2009” and its CEO have settled Commission charges that the withdrawal treatment claims for their “Withdrawal Ease” and “Recovery Ease” products were false or unsupported by scientific evidence. According to the complaint, defendants violated the […]

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