Targeted Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a staff reportBringing Dark Patterns to Light, which discusses misleading and manipulative design practices—dark patterns—in web and mobile apps. These design choices take advantage of users’ cognitive biases to influence their behavior and prevent them from making fully informed decisions about their data and purchases. Dark patterns are employed to get users to surrender their personal information, unwittingly sign up for services, and purchase products they do not intend to purchase. The consequences of dark patterns have been increasingly noticed in the regulatory and legislative sphere, both in the United States and Europe

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FTC Emphasizes Commitment to Protection of Highly Sensitive Data

Federal and State Actions to Protect Robocall Invasion of Consumer

Our colleague Francesco Liberatore recently shared a timely resource regarding the changes in Communications Law across Europe and the UK. The EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has extensively revised the existing EU regulatory framework for electronic communications services and networks across the European Economic Area (EEA). Among these changes, the EECC expands notification and registration

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Illinois Supreme Court Deals a Serious Blow to Employers’ Ability to Defend Against BIPA Claims For Statutory Damages |

Last week the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act was introduced in both the U.S. House (H.R.6416) and Senate (S.3520) by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

The bill expressly prohibits advertising facilitators (e.g., publishers) from engaging in, or enabling an advertiser or third party