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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The proposed FTC rule to ban non-compete clauses: What California employers need to know

February 2, 2023

Via: JD Supra

As if California statutory and case law limiting non-competition clauses was not complicated enough, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now has entered the fray. Based on the current proposed FTC rules, the law in California on restrictions of non-competes may […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

FTC Enforcement Highlights the Importance of Preserving Privacy in AI Development: How to Avoid AI Model Destruction

May 5, 2022

Via: National Law Review

The success of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm depends in large part upon trust, yet many AI technologies function as opaque ‘black boxes.’ Indeed, some are intentionally designed that way. This charts a mistaken course. Trust in AI is engendered […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

The Rise Of Influencer Marketing: How To Protect Your Company’s Liability

April 19, 2022

Via: Lawyer Monthly

According to mediakix.com, there are between 3.2 million and 27.8 million influencers on Instagram, YouTube, and/or TikTok who profit by posting their “opinions” on products. Influencer marketing is now a $13.8 billion global industry. One reason influencer marketing has become […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Continues to be Top of Mind Issue With President Biden’s State of the Union Address and Movement on FTC Nominee Today

March 3, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Data privacy is going to continue to be a top of mind issue going into Q2 2022, as seen by developments this week. Specifically, President Biden’s State of the Union address explicitly referenced concerns related to children’s privacy. Additionally today […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

FTC Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts for 2022

January 7, 2022

Via: Investopedia

The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the agency enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (FCPIAA) Improvements Act of 2015. This Act directs […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

FTC Releases Guidance on Negative Option Marketing

November 8, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The Federal Trade Commission released a new enforcement policy statement on October 28, 2021, targeting the practice known as “Negative Option Marketing.” Negative Option Marketing is the practice of taking consumers’ silence as tacit consent in various circumstances, including automatic […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

FTC Announces First Step Towards Regulation of Employee Non-Competes

November 8, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As we have noted previously, on July 9, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. Among many other things, this Executive Order calls on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “consider … exercis[ing] the […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

Raging Bull: FTC Enforcement Spotlights Risks of Deceptive Advertising, Provides Guidance for Other Companies

December 29, 2020

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently pursuing litigation against RagingBull.com, LLC, its owners Jeffrey Bishop and Jason Bond, and other related companies and individuals involving allegations that the company’s online investment advisory platform was a scam. As the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

FTC orders social media companies to report on data collection practices

December 16, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted Monday to issue an order requiring nine major social media and video streaming companies to report on their use of consumer data. The order, issued pursuant to section 6(b) of the FTC Act, […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

FTC v. Facebook: Can U.S. Antitrust Law Adjust to the Internet Age?

December 10, 2020

Via: National Law Review

Society leads, and the law follows. This is especially true in antitrust, where industries and markets undergo constant change brought about by innovation and changing consumer behavior. Confronted with ever evolving commercial circumstances, the courts face a constant struggle to […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal judge rules against Qualcomm in antitrust lawsuit

May 22, 2019

Via: Jurist

US District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California ruled late Tuesday against Qualcomm in an antitrust suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The suit, originally filed in 2017, aimed to end what the FTC described […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

FTC ruling against Oracle shows why it’s time to dump Java

December 23, 2015

Via: Info World

When it comes to Java, some things never change. Consider the constant upgrading: Because attackers target flaws in Java to gain control over victim computers, users need to install the latest updates right away.But according to a Federal Trade Commission […]