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Advertising Law Blog

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 4 posts from June 2015.

Business Sues Telemarketer In Wake Of Costly Class Action

Telemarketer’s Do Not Call Violations Cost Business $6 Million Read More ›

Presidential Candidate Must Defend TCPA Lawsuit Over A Recorded Script

Eighth Circuit Rules On “Survey” Used To Promote Movie 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 ›

FTC Issues New Social Media/Endorsement Guidance

The FTC recently updated its Endorsement Guides FAQs, entitled “The FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking”. As advertisers increasingly rely on third parties to promote their products and services, the revised FAQs provide guidance as to appropriate disclosures and compliance obligations that should be considered in connection with such marketing efforts. This highlights the revisions to the FAQs and discusses key steps advertisers should take to support their compliance efforts.   Read More ›

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