Webinar 4/26: Social Media Influencers and the FTC

Jeffrey Greenbaum and I will be presenting a webinar on Social Media Influencers and the FTC on Thursday, April 26th at Noon Pacific. The Federal Trade Commission is paying increased attention to social media influencer marketing. After a series of warnings, the FTC has begun enforcement actions against influencers and their advertisers.  What do influencers…

Coalition Launches Campaign to Get Big Tech to Agree to Increase Privacy and Data Security Protections

A coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups have launched a campaign to pressure tech companies to commit to stronger privacy and security practices via a Security Pledge, that they contend “would ensure the Internet is used to expand democracy, not undermine it” if adopted.  The pledge borrows several elements from the European Union’s GDPR…

PayPal Enters Consent Decree with FTC over Venmo Breaches

Venmo, a peer-to-peer mobile payment app acquired by PayPal, reached a consent decree over deceptive practices and privacy and data security issues. Funds Availability Policy The FTC charged that Venmo falsely represented that once a user credited their account the money could be freely transferred to your bank account.  In reality, despite many complaints, Venmo…

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…