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GroupM Claims $22.4 Billion in Ad Fraud

While advertisers and agencies can not by themselves eliminate dangerous and destructive content online, they do have a role to play as they also...

Seventh Circuit Drops Bomb on FTC

As previously blogged about here, the FTC’s enforcement authority has been under attack. The agency authority to obtain disgorgement under a theory of “ancillary...

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...

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Lead Generation Platform Developer TCPA Liability Considerations

As previously blogged about here, software developers that are engaged to design lead generation management platforms for third-party use in conjunction with...

Every CPG Brand will be a Direct Response Brand Going Forward

Sometimes it takes a crisis to challenge conventional wisdom. Not long ago, an imaginary line separated brand marketing, with its focus on...

Button Announces Partnership with Awin Affiliate Network

 Button, a mobile commerce technology company, today announced the launch of Reach™, the company's newest product that offers its deep linking and...

The Upcoming Bust of the Hand Sanitizer Market

Hoping to clean up in the hand sanitizer business, a horde of entrepreneurs have upended the category by attempting to capitalize on...

FTC Sues Kevin Lipsitz of SuperGoodDeals.com for PPE Scam.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against an online marketer for allegedly falsely promising consumers next-day shipping of face masks...
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