November 28, 2018 On November 23, 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted new draft guidelines intended to provide clarity with respect to the territorial scope of the Europe Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The highly-anticipated GDPR guidelines provide needed clarification on several key issues, including how the GDPR will be applied to…

November 21, 2018  On November 14, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued an order (“2018 Order”) formally eliminating the requirement that opt-out notices must be included on faxes sent with the recipients’ prior consent pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The FCC’s new TCPA law guidance appears to be in direct response…

November 16, 2018 Creaxion Corporation, Inside Publications, LLC and their respective principals (“Respondents”) have entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), settling accusations of false and misleading endorsement claims, failure to disclose material connections with endorsers and deceptively formatted advertising.  The FTC alleges that the Respondents violated the FTC Product Endorsement…

November 15, 2018 The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear argument on a matter involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), granting certiorari to an appeal of a TCPA fax case arising from a decision handed down by the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. What are the…

November 13, 2018  Earlier this month, a federal privacy law bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), entitled the “Consumer Data Protection Act” (“CDPA”). The proposed law would create new protections for consumers’ personal information and provide the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) with significant authority to police companies that collect and…

November 9, 2018 On November 6, 2018, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (“GSUSA”) filed a complaint against the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) in the Southern District of New York for trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution. GSUSA has been in operation for over 106 years and is currently serving…

November 6, 2018 A judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) ruling that will make it harder for fax TCPA class actions to succeed. How has the court made fax TCPA class actions more problematic for plaintiffs?

By Zachary Zagger. Law360 (October 31, 2018, 5:16 PM EDT) — A New York state court’s recent ruling that daily fantasy sports contests are gambling exposes operators like DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. to legal risks that were thought to be resolved and may force the companies to lobby for an amendment to the state…

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