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FTC Enforcement–Consumer Data Security

Davis & Gilbert discusses the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recently announced settlements with operators of two websites claiming that the sites failed to take reasonable steps to protect consumer data, which resulted in the sites being accessed by hackers.

April Advertising Law Alert from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz

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April highlights from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz’s Advertising Law Blog. Topics include cannabis marketing, SAG-AFTRA contract, using competitor trademarks in hashtags, and much more.

European Programmatic In-Housing

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IAB reveals highlights of its survey of 950 European brands and their in-housing programmatic operations. The report includes information on adoption rates, ad spending, in-housing drivers and challenges, outsourcing and partnership ad executions, and recommendations when considering in-housing programmatic.

Letter to CA Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee Chairman Ed Chau

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Letter to CA Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee Chairman Ed Chau   Chairman Ed Chau Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee Room 156A, Legislative Office Building 1020 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814   Re: AB 1760   Dear Chairman Chau:   The undersigned trade associations, whose members support more than 2 million jobs in California and […]

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Advertising and Marketing Regulations Come Into Focus

Davis & Gilbert discuss the latest rules California has set in regulating the advertising, promotion, and marketing of recreational marijuana, and how these rules could impact other states.

California Employment Law Changes You Need to Know

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz provides a handy summary of the legislative changes affecting hiring practices, employment agreements, employee classification, training, and more in California.

Employment Laws NY Employers Need to Know in 2019

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New York employers may still be reeling from all of the employment law changes in 2018. Moses & Singer discusses ten important changes in the law employers want to make sure they are implementing in 2019.

FTC Brings Action Against PR Agency and Publisher for Misleading Online Endorsements and Deceptively Formatted Advertising

Davis & Gilbert discuss the FTC’s settlement with a public relations agency and its CEO, as well as a magazine publisher and its sole owner, alleging claims that they misrepresented paid endorsements as independent consumer opinions and commercial advertising as independent journalistic content.

1-800 Contacts Unlawfully Restricted Competitors’ Trademark Use in Search Engine Marketing

Davis & Gilbert highlights the FTC’s recent decision that agreements reached by 1-800 Contacts, Inc. with a number of its competitors unlawfully restricted the competitors’ ability to engage in search engine marketing, to the detriment of both consumers and search engines.

FTC Announces Plans to Hold Hearings On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The FTC announced plans to hold a series of hearings examining competition and consumer protection in the 21st Century. The Commission has indicated that the hearings will seek to discover “whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection, enforcement law, enforcement priorities and policy.”

New California Privacy Law Calls for Significant Changes

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz highlight key provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

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California has enacted a law that, similar to the EU’s GDPR, provides consumers greater control over how their personal data is collected and processed.

Trends in Marketing Communications Law

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Attorneys from Davis & Gilbert’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group share practical and helpful insights to guide businesses and agencies as they navigate new trends and developments. 

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