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The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

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"How's It Going for You?": NAD's Revised Rules Two Years Later

Changes to the NAD’s procedures have been generally positive and have improved the efficiency of the self-regulatory process Read More ›

Will There Be a New World Order at the FTC?

Many think that the Federal Trade Commission will no longer be the significant enforcement power it has been in recent decades. While time will tell how things play out with the new administration and, presumably, new FTC Commissioners, it is likely that the FTC will remain a very powerful and thoughtful consumer protection agency, focused on protecting consumers from harm. What constitutes consumer harm, however, and the appropriate remedy for noncompliance, may change under the current administration.    Read More ›

RadioShack Bankrutpcy Deal to Sell Customer Data is a Cautionary Tale for Companies

As part of its recent bankruptcy proceeding, RadioShack sought to auction off its vast collection of personal information about its customers. However 38 states and the FTC objected to the sale on the grounds that it violated RadioShack's existing privacy policy. The limitations on the transfer of data RadioShack agreed to in an eventual deal with the states shows that companies need to be forward thinking regarding future transfers of data when crafting their data privacy policies. Read More ›

Washington Attorney General Files Suit Against Crowdfunded Project

Case marks the first enforcement action against a crowdfunded project that has not delivered the goods promised. Read More ›

Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Multistate Investigation

By William MacDonald*

Yesterday Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced a $7 million settlement with Google over its unauthorized collection of data from unsecured wireless networks nationwide through Google's Street View vehicles. Read More ›