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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.

Showing 3 posts in Data Collection Practices.

Data Breach Issues Continue To Expose Companies To Complex And Inconsistent Compliance Obligations

Data breaches continue to make headline news. Read More ›

Second Circuit Imposes A Duty Of Inquiry On Data Resellers

In Gordon v. Softech International, decided on July 31, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit tacked the issue of whether someone who discloses information obtained from the department of motor vehicles should be responsible when the information is misused by the person who received the information. Read More ›

FTC Settlement Puts an End to "History Sniffing" by Online Advertising Network

By William MacDonald*

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with online advertising network, Epic Marketplace Inc. ("Epic"), that bars the company from continuing to use history sniffing technology, which allows online operators to "sniff" a browser to see what sites consumers have visited in the past. Read More ›