Technology Law Source

Archives: FTC Issues

Subscribe to FTC Issues RSS Feed

October Privacy and Security Roundup: Cryptocurrencies endure scrutiny, China’s Privacy Law goes into effect and new EU SCCs now required

Across the globe, concerns continue regarding cryptocurrencies and digital currency exchanges. In the October edition of our Privacy and Security Roundup, we dive into the latest details surrounding OFAC’s efforts to stifle ransomware attacks, how organizations should carefully assess the new Personal Information Protection Law in China, the new EU Standard Contractual Clauses requirement effective … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took a broad view of preemption under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and held that Ohio’s version of the UTSA preempted state-law claims for tortious interference with prospective business relationships and conspiracy to misappropriate trade secrets because those claims arose from the same set of facts as … Continue Reading

Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketers

A federal court recently agreed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that an advertiser should be held accountable for the deceptive acts and practices of its affiliate marketers, and ordered that the advertiser disgorge the entire $11.9 million in payments it received. The court held that the advertiser violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade … Continue Reading

Ad agencies: If you want to say something nice, don’t not say anything at all (about your relationship with the company or product you are praising)

As we discussed previously, the Federal Trade Commission’s Endorsement Guides apply not only to bloggers who receive promotional merchandise, but also to contest promotions and corporate social media advertising. A recent FTC action confirms that advertising agency staffers cannot casually tweet nice things about their clients without disclosing their relationship. The FTC finalized a consent … Continue Reading