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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.

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Google Has Been Fined Almost $57 Million for GDPR Violations

Following the enactment of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which went into effect on May 25, 2018, Google has now been fined heavily for violations of the law.  On January 21, 2019, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (“CNIL”), the French data privacy authority, fined Google €50 million (approximately U.S. $57 million) for violating the GDPR because it did not properly ask its users for consent to use their data to personalize advertising and because the company makes it too hard for users to find out how their personal information is used and how long that information is stored.  This is the largest financial penalty for a privacy breach in Europe.  CNIL’s press release can be viewed here: Press Release Read More ›

EU Right to Be Forgotten Decision May Impact US Data Processing Activities

Online businesses that interact with the EU need to carefully examine their practice to be sure that they are either not triggering EU Data Protection requirements or are in compliance therewith. 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 ›

New FTC Mobile Privacy Report: Trust Through Transparency

On February 1, 2013, the FTC released its latest privacy-focused report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency. Read More ›

Facebook "Hoax" Shows Privacy A Serious Matter for Users

In recent days, numerous Facebook users have posted a legal-sounding statement as an update to their pages containing some version of the following: Read More ›

The Attorneys in the Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Group Featured in Articles About Smartphone Privacy Disputes

Lustigman Firm attorneys Andrew Lustigman and Jonathan I. Ezor were recently featured in two Mobile Marketer articles by Chantal Tode about cases brought against Google involving smartphone privacy and data collection Read More ›

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