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The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The $136 million penalty is by far the largest amount the FTC has ever obtained in a COPPA case since Congress enacted the law in 1998.
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FTC and FDA Warn Florida Company Marketing CBD Products about Claims Related to Treating Autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Other Medical Conditions
The Federal Trade Commission announced a joint warning letter issued with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Rooted Apothecary, LLC for selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with potentially unsubstantiated claims that the products can treat autism, attention-deficit/...
Note: The FTC hosted a conference call TODAY for media at 11 am ET. Participants included Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew Smith, Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and representatives from the National Network to End Domestic Violence. The Federal Trade Commission has...
Devumi, Owner and CEO Settle FTC Charges They Sold Fake Indicators of Social Media Influence; Cosmetics Firm Sunday Riley, CEO Settle FTC Charges That Employees Posted Fake Online Reviews at CEO’s Direction
The Federal Trade Commission has halted the deceptive online marketing tactics of two companies and their principals, the first of which allegedly sold fake indicators of social media influence, and the second of which allegedly used fake product reviews posted by its employees on a well-known...
The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to five health insurance companies and two health systems to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of certificates of public advantage (COPAs) on prices, quality, access, and innovation of healthcare services. The FTC also...
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