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Dietary Supplement Company and its Endorsers Settle with FTC Over Deceptive Marketing Claims

Posted in Advertising

Remember those ads from the 80s where an actor would start a medicine endorsement with the disclaimer: “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”? A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement order relating to the marketing of the dietary supplements CogniPrin and FlexiPrin is a good reminder about the importance of using… Continue Reading

FCC Grants TCPA Relief to Energy Utilities and Schools

Posted in Data Security, Privacy

On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling granting in part two separate petitions that were filed last year – one by the Edison Electric Institute and American Gas Association, and another by Blackboard, Inc. – regarding application of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) to certain types… Continue Reading

FCC Releases Much-Anticipated TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order

Posted in Advertising, Data Security, Privacy

As we previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a significant Declaratory Ruling and Order on June 18, 2015 to clarify aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), namely, the use of “automatic telephone dialing systems” and/or artificial or prerecorded voice messages to send telemarketing and informational calls and texts to… Continue Reading

Businesses Beware: FCC Adopts Significant TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order

Posted in Advertising, Data Security, Privacy

At its Open Meeting on June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a significant Declaratory Ruling and Order to clarify aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), namely, the use of automatic dialing systems and/or artificial or prerecorded voice messages to send telemarketing and informational calls and texts to consumers (“robocalls”). The… Continue Reading

Data Breaches: Not Just for States and the FTC Anymore

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Security, Privacy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today that AT&T Services, Inc., will pay $25 million to resolve an investigation into whether the company violated Sections 201(b) and 222 of the Communications Act relating to consumer privacy at AT&T call centers in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines. According to the FCC’s order and consent decree, call… Continue Reading

10 Tips for Holiday Promotions

Posted in Sweepstakes & Promotions

The end of the year is a popular time for consumer promotions.  For example, you might sponsor a contest where entrants submit an original recipe and photo of the prepared dish, sponsor a sweepstakes with text messaging as an entry mechanism, engage in charitable fundraising where a percentage of the purchase price for a product… Continue Reading

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