CLBR #288: FTC and Influencer Marketing with Jeffrey A. Greenbaum

FTC and Influencer Marketing with Jeffrey A. Greenbaum LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Managing Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit, returns to discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) increased focus on Influencer Marketing. Topics Covered State of the FTC Honored that @POTUS has expressed his intent to nominate me as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal…

FTC, NV AG Sue Revenge Porn Site

  The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada have filed a lawsuit against the operators of the revenge porn site MyEx.com under both the FTC Act and Nevada’s anti-revenge porn law.  This is only the second time the FTC has acted against revenge porn sites.    The Complaint is a major statement from the…

FTC Nails Social Media Influencers, Warns Others

The Federal Trade Commission recently settled with “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, two social media influencers who are widely followed in the online gaming community, on charges that they deceptively endorsed the online gambling service CSGO Lotto, while failing to disclose they jointly owned the company. They also allegedly paid other well-known influencers thousands of…

Uber Enters FTC Consent Decree Over Failure to Protect Consumer Data

In 2014, press reports revealed that Uber employees improperly accessed riders’ personal information using an internal company tool called the “God View.”  To respond to the controversy, Uber posted this statement on its site:   Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only…

Internet Privacy Back on the Agenda

On April 3,  President Trump signed legislation repealing the Federal Communications Commission privacy rules.  During their spring recess, Republican members of Congress received an earful from angry consumers. One month later, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who introduced the repeal resolution in the House, introduced H.R. 2520 the “Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and…

FTC New Target – Occupational Licensing

New acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced as her first major policy initiative for the agency – Occupational Licensing Reform.  This will be the focus of the FTC’s new  Economic Liberty Task Force. As the FTC explains; Nearly thirty percent of American jobs require a license today, up from less than five percent…