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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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California Attorney General Issues Draft Regulations in Regard to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

California’s onerous privacy regulations will soon be in effect. Unless exempted, businesses that collect personal data from residents of California need to make sure they are in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, California Civil Code §§1798.100-1798.199 (“CCPA”) by January 1, 2020. If you have not yet done so, we urge you to take appropriate steps now to avoid potential liability for failure to comply with this new law. Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman Quoted in Law360 on the FTC’s Stringent Review of COPPA

Andrew Lustigman, head of Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was quoted in a Law360 (subscription required) article titled "Kids' Data Again In spotlight as FTC Revisits Privacy Rule" Read More ›

Law360 Quotes Mary Grieco on Staying Compliant with New Online Advertising Privacy Laws

Intellectual Property partner Mary Grieco was quoted in a recent Law360 article (subscription required) on the prevalence of recent federal and state laws, like California’s Consumer Privacy Act and a U.S. Senate proposal to create a national “Do Not Track” registry, designed to increase the public’s control over the use and sale of its personal information. Read More ›

Ninth Circuit Denies Glassdoor’s Motion to Quash Subpoena, Thereby Requiring the Review Website to Provide Identifying Information of Some Anonymous Users

Online review websites typically offer reviewers the ability to post their views anonymously.  Given the lack of transparency, many times the subject business is unable to meaningfully address the allegations levied against it because it may not know the details of the reviewer’s experience.  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, may portend a change in the ability to hide a reviewer’s identity.   Read More ›

Insightful Evening With Clark Russell Hosted at Olshan

On April 5, 2017, Olshan hosted an evening with Clark Russell, Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau of Internet and Technology for the New York State Office of Attorney General. Read More ›

FTC Down To Just Two Commissioners

Data Breach Suits Could Be Limited By Trumps’ Future Appointees Read More ›

Third Circuit Broadens the Reach of the TCPA

Appellate court allows man to sue for call made to his roommate’s phone Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman Quoted in AdExchanger.Com on Cybersecurity Practices

Olshan Advertising Partner Andrew Lustigman was quoted regarding FTC’s power to penalize companies for insufficient cybersecurity practices. 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 ›

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