CellMark Biopharma, LLC and its CEO have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false or unsupported claims regarding two health products they marketed as effective treatments for cancer patients’ malnutrition and “chemo fog,” or treatment-related cognitive dysfunction.
When accessing a new app or service, most of us just click and go when we come to the “Terms of Service” section. Many tech users are familiar with the basics of ToS agreements, so we figure most are standard. As the old adage goes, “The devil is in the details.”
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) previously announced that they would seek more than $2 million from car dealer Major World for deceiving their customers, but they recently increased that amount many times over.
The starting point for most laws in Canada relating to false or misleading advertising is the federal Competition Act. The Act is administered by the Competition Bureau and sets out both civil and criminal prohibitions involving an array of offences.
The little pocket supercomputers we all constantly carry around with us aren’t just supplying us with useful information, they’re also collecting a host of data on us and our habits, all of the time.
The Center for Consumer Freedom filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the Humane Society of the U.S. The non-profit CCF says the Humane Society is responsible for a deceptive advertising campaign.
The FBI, which said earlier this year that toys connected to the internet could be a target for crooks who may listen in on conversations or use them to steal a child's personal information.
An ASIC investigation into the advertising for two life insurance policies issued by CommInsure has found the material included “deceptive statements”, prompting the company to pay to a consumer advice service.
It was five years ago next month, soon after native advertising had burst on the digital scene, that the Federal Trade Commission took note and convened a hearing on whether the genre was deceptive, regularly disguised as real journalism content.