Marketers Barred from Making Deceptive Claims about Products Ability to Mitigate Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

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.

Ancestry Made Its Privacy Policy More Transparent, but It Still Claims to Own Your DNA

AncestryDNA, owned by the company behind family-tree website, has taken at least one step toward making its policies more transparent. The company’s privacy policy and terms of use agreements have been updated so that they are actually easy to understand for anyone with a basic command of English.

Why Data Privacy Matters Even More in an IoT World

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.”

City to seek $36.5 million in fines from Queens-based car dealer Major World for deceptive practices

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.

What retailers should be aware of in developments in advertising law

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.

All the Ways Your Smartphone and Its Apps Can Track You

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.

Group Files FTC Complaint Against HSUS

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.

Got a toy that can spy? Here’s how to know and what to do

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.

CommInsure pays out for misleading advertising

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.

Native advertising grows up fast, shedding its rogue image

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.