Data privacy policy just as important as the security measures protecting it

A lot of emphasis has been placed on data security from hackers or ransomware, but the latest data governance regulations also set provisions around privacy and access to the data. The common misconception that data security and data privacy are synonymous is simply not the case, especially in the healthcare industry, where often times organizations don’t even know what data they’re collecting and the security or its impacts on a hospital’s risk profile.

FTC Obtains $40 Million in Sanctions in Weight Loss Advertising Battle with Beleaguered Supplement Manufacturer

What began in 2004 with a government complaint filed over weight loss advertisements has culminated 13 years later in one of the largest monetary judgments ever obtained by the Federal Trade Commission (Commission) in a case involving dietary supplements.

Smart watches & Kids: Security Risk?

Consumer groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate some children's smart watches after researchers found these devices could make sensitive information vulnerable to hackers.

Gulf Breeze Recovery Applauds Google’s Decision on Deceptive Drug Rehab Advertising

Google recently made an incredibly important decision that we are confident will help protect those who are at a vulnerable time in their life on the search for a reputable drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

SeaWorld’s Advertisements Are Full Of Lies

The International Marine Mammal Project released a new video last week that debunks many of the lies SeaWorld tells the public and its shareholders, lies that are increasingly getting the theme park and entertainment company into hot water.

Snapchat will now show you more info about the cool places your friends are visiting

Lots of people share their location with Snapchat when they take pictures or videos. Now Snapchat wants to share more info about that location — like how far away it is, or what kind of food served there — with other users on the app.

Newark sues opioid makers, alleging deceptive advertising

The state attorney general's office announced a lawsuit against Phoenix-based Insys Therapeutics, maker of a fentanyl painkiller spray. That lawsuit claims the company directed its sales force to have doctors prescribe the drug for any type of chronic pain even though it was only approved for cancer patients who couldn't benefit from other opioids.

Diet soda makers sued over “misleading” ads

Separate cases against Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group -- the three largest makers of carbonated drinks in the US -- accuse the companies of deceiving consumers into thinking that the beverages will help them lose or manage weight.

4 Things Marketers Should Know About the FTC’s Latest Crackdown on Influencer-Driven Social Media

As more brands turn to influencers to crank out social media posts, the Federal Trade Commission updated its endorsement guidance last month, giving more clarity into what specific language creators can and cannot use when working with brands on sponsored content.

Baby mattress-maker settles with FTC over alleged false organic claims

Baby mattresses maker has agreed to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission alleging that its organic product claims do not stack up.