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|Lessons from the FTC's Latest Lead Generation Enforcement Action|
Suzanne Fay Garwood, Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a settlement of a lead generation enforcement action. The settlement reflects that the FTC remains focused on lead generation and, more specifically, mortgage advertising, even though it shares enforcement authority for nonbank mortgage...
|European Union High Court Ruling Establishes Right to Be Forgotten, Requires Google to Delete User Data on Request|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 26, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014Google Inc. must delete the personal data that turns up in its search results under certain circumstances if a user asks for the data to be deleted, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday, May 13. The decision by the ECJ - the highest court in Europe - is the first to address a...
|Tohoku Electric Power to Buy Cameron LNG Supplies|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
May 26, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014Law360 reports that Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company (Tohuko) has signed an agreement with GDF Suez to purchase 270,000 metric tons of LNG per year over 20 years from the proposed Cameron LNG export terminal near Hackberry, La. Tohuko also recently entered into an LNG purchase agreement...
|How Online Advertisers May Steal Your Personal Information: Recommendations for Protecting Consumers|
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recently released a report outlining six findings concerning online advertising risks to consumers’ personal information and four recommendations on how to protect consumers from these hidden hazards.
|Snapchat Settles FTC Charges of Misrepresenting Privacy and Security Features|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 2014Snapchat, a mobile app that lets users send photos and videos that self-destruct within ten seconds, settled FTC charges relating to the app's ephemeral message feature and the app's data collection and security features. This settlement is notable because some of the "misrepresentations"...
|FTC Reminds Media to Perform a 'Gut Check' Before Accepting Weight-Loss Advertising|
Justin J. Prochnow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) kicked off the year with a press conference to announce “Operation Failed Resolution,” which was initiated as part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to stop misleading claims for products promoting easy weight loss and slimmer bodies. In addition to...
|FTC Expresses Concern with MLM Component|
Andrew B. Lustigman; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014The FTC’s settlement with Fortune Hi-Tech continues the agency’s push to permit only commissions on third-party sales.
|Canada’s Anti-Spam Law - Additional Regulatory Guidance|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 14, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has issued a Frequently Asked Questions guidance document regarding compliance with Canada’s anti-spam law (commonly known as “CASL”). The FAQ explains how organizations can comply with CASL’s rules for...
|Tea Manufacturer Defeats Damages - Seeking Class Action Plaintiff in an Opinion Steeped in Comcast|
Paul Seeley; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014In Lanovaz v. Twinings North America, Inc., 2014 WL 1652338, Case No. C-12-02646-RMW (N.D. Cal. April 24, 2014), the court granted-in-part and denied-in-part a motion for class certification in a false advertising case about tea labels. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant’s tea was...
|Food Labeling at SCOTUS: Can FDA Compliant Labels Still be Deceptive?|
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 26, 2014 On April 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in POM Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company. This is perhaps the most interesting food labeling case to come along in, well . . . forever. What is at issue here? The central question is whether a food product label...